PHOENIX — It's a warm week in the Valley!
Afternoon highs will climb into the mid to upper 80s again on Wednesday, putting us nearly 10 degrees above normal for this time of year.
We're also tracking a weak storm system that will move through northern Arizona on Wednesday picking up winds across our state.
Peak wind gusts will top out near 25 mph here in the Valley and 30 mph across northern Arizona Wednesday afternoon.
While our Valley forecast looks dry, we could see a few showers in northern Arizona in areas north of I-40 on Wednesday afternoon.
Then, the chance of a few spotty showers will move east to areas along the Mogollon Rim and across northeastern Arizona late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. We could see some snow showers in the mix too for areas over 7,000 feet in elevation.
As that storm system exits to the east on Thursday, we'll dry out across all of Arizona heading into the weekend.
But, we are tracking another storm system moving in on Sunday.
Winds will pick up across our state ushering in a big dose of cool air.
Valley temperatures will drop nearly 15 degrees, falling into the low to mid 70s Sunday and Monday.
We'll also see a chance for spotty showers across the state, which could include snow showers for the highest elevations. Stay tuned for updates as we get closer!
2022 Rainfall totals:
Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 0.49" (-1.73" from average)
Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 0.57"
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.
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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