Synopsis: Above average temperatures and dry conditions will be the main story through the remainder of the week. Looking at the big picture, a persistent blocking ridge remains in place across the western US promoting dry northwesterly flow across AZ. This ridge will slowly slide east the next few days lending to a modest warming trend with daily highs confined to the 80s. Outside of an uptick in high clouds tomorrow and Friday plan on quiet weather into this weekend.
For today plan on mainly sunny skies across the region. Afternoon temperatures will warm into the 79°F-81°F range around the Valley. Variable winds will generally remain in the 3-8mph range with no noteworthy gusts to contend with. Overnight lows will dip into the mid 50s around the urban corridor under mostly clear skies and calm conditions.
For tomorrow plan on plenty of morning sun before an uptick in passing high clouds as the day wears on. Daytime highs will warm a few degrees into the 81°F-83°F range around the Valley. Variable winds will again remain in the light category with no gusts of any consequence. Heading into Friday, plan on continuing high clouds lending to overcast skies. Afternoon highs will reach the mid 80s around the Valley with nearly calm winds.