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MOST ACCURATE FORECAST: Roller coaster temperatures this week

Posted at 5:12 AM, Oct 24, 2021

PHOENIX — There are big changes for the start of the week and it starts with the wind.

The winds will crank up in the Valley Monday, with possible gusts of up to 20 mph. Stronger winds will be blowing again in the high country as gusts look to reach 50 mph in areas like Flagstaff and Show Low.

A Wind Advisory has been issued for Mohave county and portions of Coconino, Apache and Navajo counties for all day Monday.

That storm system is expected to move into Arizona late Monday night, bringing a chance for rain and snow to our state.

The best chances for a rain/snow mix will be north of I-40, but there's a slight chance in the Valley for scattered showers late Monday night into Tuesday morning. Snow levels will remain high above 7500 feet.

That cold front will drop temperatures back into the 70s through the middle of the week.

As high pressure rebuilds, we're tracking sunny skies and highs back in the upper 80s for the end of next week.

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2021 Rainfall totals:

Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 5.58" (-0.21" from average)

Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 7.16"
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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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