The heat is here
After two days of high temperatures of 104 degrees in the Valley, we'll climb even higher this afternoon. Look for a high of about 106 degrees in the Valley this afternoon. Clear skies and breezy conditions are expected.
We should be seeing temps this time of year closer to 97 degrees.
Today should be the last in a series of unseasonably warm days, as a storm system passing to the north of Arizona will help to knock down temperatures a bit tomorrow through Saturday. Highs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be back in the 90s.
Breezy weather will persist today and tomorrow, with Valley winds gusting to near 30 miles per hour both days. Tomorrow, there's a Red Flag Warning and Wind Advisory in effect for parts of the high country.
By Sunday, high pressure begins to build again, and we'll see a return to even warmer weather. Look for sunshine all weekend, with highs near 95 Saturday, 100 degrees on Sunday and 103 degrees on Monday.
1-Day Forecast: Phoenix
Currently in Phoenix as of
- 103°(Feels like 103°)
- Scattered Clouds
- Wind: W @ 9 mph
- Barometer: 29.66 in.
- Sunrise: 05:21:56 am
- Sunset: 07:27:48 pm
- Humidity: 7
- Visibility: 10 mi.
- UV Index: 6
As they drove into town that hot August afternoon, they were met by a huge dust storm. "It's going to rain," they said to each other. It did not. Thus, they were introduced to Arizona weather.
Norman graduated from Arizona State University in 1984 with a degree in meteorology-climatology. That summer, he started working at Channel 3 as the weekend meteorologist, earning his American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval for both television and radio broadcasting.
During that first 12 years at 3TV, Norman logged thousands of miles traveling the Grand Canyon State, doing the weather and telling interesting stories about the people of our state.
In 1994, teamed with Jodi Applegate, Norman was part of the crew that launched "Good Morning Arizona." Nobody knew at the time it would become one of the top-rated local morning shows in the country.
In 1996, Norman and his family moved to Atlanta, where he was the chief meteorologist at WXIA-TV, the NBC affiliate. His favorite part of that job was chasing hurricanes - something that never happened in Arizona.
Returning to 3TV in 2001, Norman is now Arizona's Family's chief meteorologist. He works weekday nights, appearing on Good Evening Arizona, 3TV News at Nine and 3TV News at 10.