PHOENIX — Temperatures are plummeting across Arizona as our latest storm system heads east.
Winds will gradually back off across most of Arizona overnight, but it will stay windy along the Colorado River Valley.
Wind Advisories have now been extended through Thursday for places like Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City. Watch out for peak gusts at 45 to 50 mph.
We are also tracking Freeze and Hard Freeze Warnings tonight in the following counties: Maricopa, Pinal, Pima, Gila, La Paz and Mohave.
While the Phoenix metro area is not under a Freeze Warning, we could still see freezing temperatures in outlying areas like Queen Creek and San Tan Valley.
So, be sure to cover any sensitive plants you have outside and bring your pets inside, too.
It'll be even colder in the high country with lows in the single digits or even below zero over the next few mornings! So, cover your pipes up there so they don't burst.
Temperatures will slowly rebound as we head into the weekend.
Look for lows in the 40s again by Saturday morning in Phoenix.
Daytime highs will hit the low 60s Thursday, mid 60s Friday and upper 60s on Saturday across the Valley.
As high pressure builds in, we'll continue to climb and see 70s back in our Valley forecast throughout next week.
2022 Rainfall totals:
Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 0.12" (-0.80" 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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