PHOENIX — It's going to be a very warm weekend in the Valley!
With high pressure in control, highs are running more than 10 degrees above normal for this time of year.
Temperatures will top out in the mid 90s today across the Valley as breezes pick up again.
Expect winds out of the west and southwest up to 20 mph in the Valley with peak gusts near 30 mph this afternoon.
Gusts will approach 45 mph across parts of northern Arizona, so Wind Advisories are in effect today.
Winds will get stronger early next week as a storm moves in from the northwest.
As conditions stay dry and winds pick up, Fire Weather Watches have been issued for Sunday and Monday across southeastern Arizona.
High Wind Watches are now in effect for Monday and Tuesday across northwestern Arizona where gusts could hit 55 mph.
Peak gusts here in the Valley could approach 35 to 40 mph on Tuesday as the storm moves in.
Those winds will help usher in a big dose of cool air and we're going to see chances for rain and snow too as the storm system tracks across northern Arizona.
It's too soon to tell how low the snow level will go or how much we could see, so stay tuned for updates on those specifics as we get closer.
Here in the Valley, we could see spotty showers on Tuesday as temperatures drop to the low 70s.
Then, we'll dry out and gradually warm back up by the end of next week.
2022 Rainfall totals:
Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 0.55" (-2.13" from average)
Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 0.71"
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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