Weather Outlook

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Date & Time: 10/23/2017 7:50 AM MST

Forecaster: Henz, D.

A significant warming trend is in store for the first half of the work week with record or near-record heat in the cards. Looking at the big picture, an unseasonably strong ridge of high pressure will build north across the Desert Southwest and into SoCal through the period lending to the warm up. Daily highs will reach the upper 90s to around 100˚F to go along with sunny skies and dry conditions. Northeasterly downsloping flow will also lend to breezy conditions during the morning/early afternoon hours beginning tomorrow. Looking ahead, the ridge is expected to weaken and shift farther west for the second half of the work week, which should help moderate high temperatures.

For today plan on clear and sunny skies across the region. Afternoon temperatures will quickly warm into the 96˚F-99˚F range around the Valley with low to mid 90s across the foothill locales. Variable winds will generally remain in the 3-7mph range with localized evening gusts around 10-15mph. Overnight lows will dip into the upper 60s around the urban corridor under clear skies and developing breezy conditions.

For tomorrow plan on a near repeat of today. Daytime highs will once again warm into the 96˚F-99˚F range (previous record of 96˚F, set back in 2014) around the Valley under clear and sunny skies. East/northeast winds will be breezy through the morning and into the afternoon in the 8-15mph range with gusts around 20mph. Heading into Wednesday, breezy conditions will continue though highs are forecast to take a step back into the low to mid 90s under sunny skies. As highlighted above, temperatures will fall back into the low 90s through the end of the work week to go along with quiet weather conditions.

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