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MOST ACCURATE FORECAST: First 70s of 2022 as we wrap up the week

Posted at 4:34 AM, Jan 06, 2022

PHOENIX — We're warming things up as we wrap up the week.

Phoenix could hit the 70s for the first time this year on Friday.

Air quality will continue to be an issue in the early morning hours as particle pollution settles over the Valley. If you have any respiratory issues, limit your time outside between 5 and 10 a.m.

Temperatures will dip slightly over the weekend as a storm system passes to our north. That will put Phoenix back in the upper 60s on Saturday as clouds move in.

As that storm system passes through the Four Corners, we could see a few spotty rain and snow showers across northern Arizona.

Then, high pressure returns and Valley temperatures will be back in the low 70s early next week.

The weather becomes pretty unsettled after that with two potential storm systems headed our way next week.

Expect lots of cloud coverage and maybe even a few spotty showers by Tuesday.

Valley rain chances and higher terrain snow chances will increase Wednesday and Thursday. So, stay tuned for updates as we get closer.

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2022 Rainfall totals:

Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 0.07" (-0.11" from average)

Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 0.11"

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2021 Rainfall totals:

Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 7.11" (-0.11" from average)

Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 9.15"
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Daily rainfall reports from all across the Valley can be found here.
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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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