Weather Outlook

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Date & Time: 10/17/2017 7:55 AM MST

Forecaster: Henz, D.

Synopsis:

Yesterday’s forecast remains on track for today with another unseasonably hot afternoon in the cards. Looking at the big picture, our current ridge of high pressure will begin to flatten out into Wednesday as a weak Pacific disturbance moves across the Desert Southwest into Thursday. We’ll start to see early signs of this disturbance by way of increased high clouds later today into tomorrow followed by a modest cooling trend in the days to follow. Overall, not expecting much in the way of rain with this system other than some sprinkles/virga across the lower deserts and perhaps some light showers across the higher terrain areas north and east of the Valley.

For today plan on mostly sunny skies early on before more overcast conditions into this afternoon/evening from passing high clouds. Afternoon temperatures will once again warm into the 96˚F-98˚F range around the Valley with low 90s across the foothill locales. Localized breezy morning conditions will give way to light and variable afternoon winds. Overnight low temperatures will dip into the mid to low 70s around the urban corridor under overcast skies.

For tomorrow plan on partly sunny skies mixed with periods of thicker clouds/light showers. Daytime highs will take a small step back into the 93˚F-95˚F range around the Valley. Variable winds will generally remain in the 2-6mph range with no gusts of any consequence throughout the day. Heading into Thursday plan on some lingering mid/high clouds and afternoon temperatures in the mid 90s. Looking ahead, further cooling and increased breezes are expected to round out the work week.

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