MOST ACCURATE FORECAST: Farewell, 70s! The 80s are coming in hot

Posted at 6:19 AM, Mar 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-13 10:48:56-04

PHOENIX — We're turning up the heat today as the 80s return to the Valley and look to stick around for at least the next week.

High pressure is moving in from the west, slowly building temperatures into the mid to upper 80s by the middle of next week.

A disturbance moves in Wednesday bringing a slight chance of rain to northern Arizona and the Four Corners area. That will help keep Valley temperatures below 90, too, though we'll stay dry.

Breezes pick back up today with gusts reaching 35 mph in the Lower Colorado River Valley and north of the rim. The Valley will see light breezes today with winds around 10 mph.

Combine the winds and warmer temperatures and the pollen count in the Valley is shooting up and will stay high for the next several days with main allergens being mulberry, ash, and juniper.


2021 Rainfall totals:

Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 5.58" (-1.01" from average)

Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 7.16"

Daily rainfall reports from all across the Valley can be found here.


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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