PHOENIX — It's a breezy to windy start to the week across Arizona.
Valley wind gusts topped out near 30 mph Monday afternoon with more northerly breezes on tap for Tuesday and Wednesday, too.
Wind Advisories will be in effect Tuesday in Mohave county along the Colorado River. Watch out for gusts near 45 mph in places like Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City.
These high winds could worsen allergies as pollen counts remain high all week, too. Ash, Mulberry and Poplar are the main allergens this time of year.
Temperatures will top out near normal through midweek, with Valley highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.
Then, high pressure builds in sending temperatures soaring by the end of the week.
We'll see our first 90-degree day in the Valley on Friday and could even tie the record high of 93 degrees that day. (That record was set back in 1990.)
Valley highs reach the low to mid 90s through the weekend, but it looks like this stretch of 90s won't last long.
Another storm system is set to move in early next week dropping temperatures and bringing back rain chances.
Stay tuned for updates as we get closer.
2022 Rainfall totals:
Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 0.49" (-1.89" 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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