Weather Outlook

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Date & Time: 10/19/2020 9:10 AM MST

Forecaster:  Henz, D.
Quiet weather and dry conditions have been staple features throughout October along with our lingering triple digit heat. It seems we may have finally kicked the never ending summer portion with daily highs looking to remain in the 90s during the upcoming work week. It’s worth noting the average high in Phoenix this time of year is around 87˚F, so temperatures will still be well above average. Overall, weak ridging will remain in the place across the western US through mid-week continuing to promote the aforementioned dry and quiet conditions around AZ. A quick look further ahead, shows a potential pattern shift late week, which could lend to colder temperatures and unsettled weather. We’ll have more on this as the week unfolds.

For today plan on mostly sunny skies with some passing high clouds (cirrus) and some haze (smoke) from the Horse Fire in the Bradshaw Mountains. Afternoon temperatures will warm into the 96˚F-98˚F range around the Valley with low to mid 90s across the higher terrain locales. Variable winds will remain in the 3-8mph range with localized afternoon/evening gusts around 10-15mph. Overnight lows will dip into the mid 60s under mostly clear skies.

For tomorrow plan on another healthy dosing of sun to go along with some lingering haze (smoke). Daytime highs will again climb into the 96˚F-98˚F range around the Valley. Variable winds will remain in the light category with no gusts of any consequence throughout the day. We’ll see little change in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday with plenty of sun, dry conditions, and continuing above average temperatures (mid to upper 90s).

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