Synopsis: A dry weather system and attendant cold front moved across the region yesterday before exiting to the east during the overnight hours. A colder air mass will briefly settle across central AZ today helping to knock afternoon temperatures back into the mid 60s across the lower deserts despite a return to mainly sunny skies. Moving ahead, a general warming trend will take over for the remainder of the work week with daily highs returning into the 70s to go along with quiet weather conditions. Our next weather system will hold off until the upcoming weekend and it’s looking like another moisture starved and breezy event similar to what we’ve seen the last few weeks.
For today plan on mainly sunny skies across the region. Afternoon temperatures will step back into the 64˚F-66˚F range around the Valley. Variable winds will hover in the 3-8mph range with no gusts of any consequence throughout the day. Overnight lows will dip into mid 40s around the urban corridor with some outlying locations bottoming out in the upper 30s for a few hours early Wednesday morning.
A warming trend will begin tomorrow and continue through Friday. Daytime temperatures will rebound back into the 71˚F-73˚F range around the Valley. Variable winds will generally remain in the light category with no noteworthy gusts. Thursday looks to be the warmest day of the week with afternoon highs trying to reach the mid 70s across the lower deserts to go along with plenty of sun and dry conditions. We’ll see low 70s into Friday with increasing breezes and cloud cover ahead of our next weekend disturbance.