Synopsis: Yesterday’s weather system ended up bringing scattered afternoon showers and a few t-storms to the County. A few of our foothills gauges out east picked up some measurable rain. This system has since pushed southeast of AZ and high pressure is quickly building east into the region. The main weather story for the remainder of the week will be dry conditions and hot temperatures with 90s/low 100s in the forecast. To those of you spending extra time outdoors, please take necessary precautions in order to avoid heat related illness.
For today plan on a return to sunny skies across the region. Afternoon temperatures will warm into the 92˚F-94˚F range around the Valley. Variable winds generally will hover in the 2-8mph range with localized late afternoon/early evening gusts around 10-15mph. Overnight lows will dip into the upper 60s under clear skies and light winds.
For tomorrow plan on additional warming to go along with another healthy dose of sunshine. Daytime highs will climb into the 97˚F-99˚F range around the Valley. Variable winds will generally remain in the 2-8mph range with no gusts of any consequence. Friday looks to be the hottest day of the week with the center of the ridge sitting on top of AZ. Highs in the Valley will take a run at the daily record of 101˚F. Hot conditions will persist into this weekend before some minor relief arrives early next week. More on this in tomorrow’s extended Outlook.