Weather Outlook

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Date & Time: 10/19/2021 @ 9:00 AM MST

Forecaster:  Henz, D.
Yesterday’s forecast remains on track for today with mild temperatures and quiet weather conditions on tap in the near term. Looking at the big picture, yesterday’s disturbance across northern AZ has since exited east into CO. Colder and drier air will continue to filter into AZ today lending to highs generally remaining in the upper 70s to 80˚F across the lower deserts. Moving ahead, general ridging will build east across the Desert Southwest lending to another warming trend and an eventual return to temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s by the end of the work week. 

For today plan on clear and sunny skies across the region. Afternoon temperatures will remain limited to the 78˚F-80˚F range around the Valley. Variable winds will hover in the 2-8mph range with localized afternoon/evening gusts around 10-15mph. Overnight lows will dip into the low 60s around the urban corridor with outlying locations reaching the 50s. 

For tomorrow plan mostly sunny skies early on with increasing high clouds during the afternoon/evening hours. Daytime highs will warm back into the 82˚F-85˚F range around the Valley. Variable winds will remain in the light category with no gusts of any consequence throughout the day. Temperatures will continue to trend up on Thursday and Friday with highs reaching the upper 80s to possible lower 90s. Otherwise, plan on dry and quiet weather conditions.

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