Synopsis: Hot and dry conditions will be the main weather story the next few days as our extended break period to the monsoon continues. High pressure remains centered to our west along the Lower Colorado River Valley promoting excessive heat conditions we haven’t seen since back in June. Daily highs will reach or exceed the 110˚F mark today through Thursday. Anyone spending extra time outdoors will need to take extra precautions in order to avoid heat related illness. Finally, daily storm chances will remain limited to the higher terrain of eastern AZ through Thursday before a slow ramping back up into the upcoming weekend.
For today plan on mainly sunny skies across the region. Afternoon temperatures will quickly warm into the 109˚F-111˚F range around the Valley. Variable winds will hover in the 5-10mph range with localized evening gusts around 15mph. No storm activity is expected around the County today. Overnight lows will only dip into the upper 80s around the urban corridor.
Tomorrow looks to be the hottest day of the week with daytime highs climbing into the 110˚F-113˚F range around the Valley and towards the 116˚F mark across our far western zones. Variable winds will remain in the light category with localized gusts around 15mph into the evening hours. No storm activity is expected around the County. It looks like we’ll get one more day with highs around the 110˚F mark on Thursday before increasing moisture and possible storm chances return to finish out the week.