PHOENIX — It's shaping up to be a hot and mostly dry Independence Day in the Valley with highs in the low 100s.
We can't rule out a slight chance of an isolated storm late in the afternoon on the 4th of July, but any storm that moves through will be brief and produce little rainfall.
Morning lows will drop into the mid to upper 80s for the next week, so we are not expecting much relief from the heat overnight.
Winds will be moderate in the Valley today, with gusts close to 20 mph later this afternoon. Stronger gusts up to 40 mph will continue across northwestern Arizona. Add in scorching temperatures and dry conditions and there are Red Flag Warnings in effect for Mohave County through Monday.
We're also keeping a close eye on our air quality.
Ozone levels will climb again next week and an Ozone High Pollution Watch has been issued for Tuesday.
Then, extreme heat looks to make a return by the end of next week with highs close to 110 again.
2022 Rainfall totals:
Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 0.87" (-2.11" from average)
Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 0.89"
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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