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MOST ACCURATE FORECAST: Warming up as we head toward the weekend

Posted at 6:13 AM, Jan 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-26 23:05:00-05

PHOENIX — We're in for a chilly morning across Arizona.

Valley lows will drop into the mid 30s to low 40s overnight and much of the high country will see temperatures in the teens.

Northerly winds are not only bringing in the cooler air, but also accelerating downslope into the Colorado River Valley.

A Wind Advisory is in effect for spots like Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City on Thursday. Watch out for gusts as high as 45 mph there throughout the day.

Winds will pick up even more Thursday night into Friday as we sit between another low pressure system to our east and high pressure building in out west.

Gusts could hit 25 to 30 mph in parts of the Valley Thursday night and Friday.

But, as that ridge of high pressure builds in, we will get warmer.

Here in the Valley, temperatures will climb into the low 70s heading into the weekend.

Another area of low pressure will pass through our state late Saturday and Sunday bringing a slight chance of showers along the Mogollon Rim, but at this point our Valley forecast is looking dry.

We're also tracking another storm set to move in on Tuesday that looks stronger and colder.

We could see another round of snow across the Arizona high country.

We'll keep you posted on specifics as we get closer.

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2022 Rainfall totals:

Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 0.12" (-0.63" from average)

Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 0.15"
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Daily rainfall reports from all across the Valley can be found here.
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PHOENIX IS GETTING DRIER - LOWER RAINFALL AVERAGES NOW

Average Monsoon Rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 2.71" of rain

NEW Average Monsoon Rainfall in Phoenix (1991-2020): 2.43" of rain

Average Yearly Rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 8:03" of rain

NEW Average Yearly Rainfall in Phoenix (1991-2020): 7.22" of rain
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