PHOENIX — Arizona is warming up this week!
Here in the Valley, we're tracking the warmest days of the year so far.
Highs will top out in the upper 70s on Wednesday. Then, we're tracking our first 80s of the year on Thursday.
On average, we see our first 80-degree day around February 3rd, so it's not unusual to be this warm this time of year.
Our mornings will stay chilly though, with Valley lows in the mid 40s to low 50s throughout the week.
With high pressure in control, our forecast will stay sunny and dry all week long and through the weekend too.
Breezes will pick up a bit in the Valley on Saturday (with peak wind gusts at 20 to 25 mph), but we will stay warm.
Highs will be back in the low 80s across the Phoenix metro area both Saturday and Sunday, putting us around 10 degrees above normal for this time of year.
2022 Rainfall totals:
Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 0.12" (-0.96" from average)
Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 0.15"
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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