Weather Outlook

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Date & Time: 08/18/2019 9:30 AM MST

Forecaster: Henz, D.

Temperatures will begin to trend hotter starting Monday and another bout of excessive heat is in the cards through most of the upcoming work week. Looking at the big picture, the Monsoon ridge will finally build back north out of Mexico into the west TX area before shifting farther west into mid-week. Daily high temperatures will return to the 110°F mark on Monday before hovering in the 112°F-115°F range through Thursday. Looking further ahead, it appears the Monsoon might make a welcomed return to AZ next weekend, but we’re still a ways off to comment further. Stay Tuned!

For today plan on partly sunny skies due to passing high clouds. Afternoon temperatures will climb into the 106°F-108°F range around the Valley. Light and variable winds will generally hover in the 5-10mph range with no gusts of any consequence. Overnight lows will dip into the mid 80s under clearing skies and calm winds.

For tomorrow plan on clear and sunny skies across the region. Daytime highs will warm into the 109°F-111°F range around the Valley with dry conditions persisting. Variable winds will remain in the light category with no noteworthy winds. Another heat wave will take shape into mid-week across the lower AZ deserts. Daily highs are forecast to reach around the 113°F mark on Tuesday followed by 115°F on Wednesday. To those of you spending extra time outdoors, make sure to take necessary precautions in order to avoid heat related illness.

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