PHOENIX — Fire danger will be critical on Tuesday thanks to hot temps, high winds, and low humidity.
It'll be another hot day with highs in the upper 90s, but we'll also see more clouds as winds pick up statewide.
Several disturbances passing north of our state this week will bring breezy to windy days throughout the workweek.
For Tuesday, wind gusts will top out near 30 mph here in the Valley but could peak close to 50 mph in northern Arizona.
Wind Advisories are in effect across northern Arizona on Tuesday. Those winds will also increase the wildfire danger as relative humidity remains low, so a Fire Weather Warning (Red Flag Warning) is also in effect for northern and eastern Arizona.
Temperatures will drop a back into the upper 80s to low 90s by midweek, before an even bigger cool-down arrives Friday.
A stronger storm system will move into our region on Friday, bringing a slight chance for showers to northern Arizona and ushering in much cooler air.
We'll see about a 10 degree drop in temperatures, putting Valley highs in the low 80s Friday.
At this point it looks like the Valley will stay dry through the weekend.
Temperatures will climb into mid 80s on Saturday, then we warm back to the upper 80s on Sunday.
2022 Rainfall totals:
Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 0.55" (-2.21" from average)
Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 0.71"
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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