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Mild Today; Cooler Friday into the Weekend
Rain is a Good Bet on Sunday

Josh Larson @ 10:00 AM

Enjoy the noticeably milder weather today ahead of an approaching cold front; breezy southwesterly winds will allow temperatures to near 60 degrees before the winds shift to out of the NW and temperatures fall accordingly. Friday and Saturday look seasonably chilly and dry but rain is a good bet on Sunday.


Confidence: HighPartly sunny; milder. Look for more clouds than sun during the morning hours along with a SW breeze, but skies will rapidly clear by early afternoon with winds shifting to the NW and high temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. Clear, breezy and cooler overnight, with lows ranging from the upper 20s to the mid 30s downtown.


Forecast Confidence: MediumSunny & crisp. High pressure firmly in control will allow for abundant sunshine on Friday along with cooler high temperatures within a couple degrees of 50 in most spots. Clear and cold Friday night, with lows in the mid 20s to low 30s downtown.

The Weekend

Confidence: High-Very HighDry Sat; Wet Sun. High pressure will still be in control on Saturday, so we'll look for a pleasant day with mostly sunny skies and somewhat chilly highs in the mid to upper 40s. Increasing clouds Saturday night with milder overnight lows from 35-40. As an area of low pressure approaches from the south and west on Sunday, expect thick overcast skies with scattered showers developing during the second half of the day; highs will be near 50. Showers will continue overnight Sunday and may linger into Monday morning.

A Look Ahead

  • Clouds and showers may linger into the first half of the day Monday with temperatures in the 50s.
  • High pressure will likely return on Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing with it lots of sunshine and chilly highs in the low to mid 40s with overnight lows generally in the 20s.

Boring But Important?

An article in USA TODAY is reporting that Phoenix, along with other desert areas in southwestern Arizona are likely to receive their first significant rainfall of this season this weekend, as a rather deep area of low pressure off of Baja, California pushes north and east into Arizona and eventually into the lower Plains. Up to 3" of rain is expected in some areas.

Pictured: a storm system will douse some of the southwestern US this weekend; image courtesy Accuweather.

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