MOST ACCURATE FORECAST: High winds and high fire danger on Tuesday

Posted at 6:14 AM, May 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-03 01:09:37-04

PHOENIX — It's a warm start to the week in the Valley!

Highs topped out in the low to mid 90s on Monday and we'll stay there through the middle of the week.

Another storm system will pass to our north on Tuesday, picking up winds across our state.

Expect strong breezes in the Valley and windy conditions across northern Arizona, which will increase fire danger once again.

Wind Advisories and Fire Weather Warnings are in effect across northeastern Arizona on Tuesday as wind gusts peak near 45 mph.

Valley gusts will top out around 25 mph Tuesday afternoon.

As winds back off Thursday and Friday, ozone pollution will build up in the Valley. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued Ozone High Pollution Watches for those days that could be upgraded to Advisories as we get closer.

High pressure will build in by the end of the week heating things up across our state.

Here in the Valley, we'll make another run towards the triple digits and could see our first 100s in Phoenix by Friday or Saturday.


2022 Rainfall totals:

Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 0.55" (-2.25" from average)

Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 0.71"

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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