Phoenix weather: Breezy winds, mountain showers possible with next front

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by Kim Quintero

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Posted on March 10, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 10 at 7:40 PM

PHOENIX  -- A weak cold front tracking into Arizona Tuesday will have little impact on the Valley, but the high country could see a few showers midweek.

Monday kicked off with quiet weather across the state. In the Valley, skies were sunny and winds were light. Sky Harbor International Airport reported an afternoon high of 81 degrees after a morning low of 56.

Conditions in the Valley won't change a whole lot heading into Tuesday. The exception to this rule will be locally breezy winds of up to 15 miles per hour during the late afternoon and evening hours. Otherwise, look for a morning low of 52 with an afternoon high of 80, under mostly clear skies in the Phoenix-metro area.

Northern and Western Arizona will see stronger afternoon winds, with gusts of about 35 miles per hour.

By Wednesday, the front will stall across Southern Arizona and a closed area of low pressure will develop to our southwest. Again, this won’t mean much for the Valley, but if enough moisture exists in the atmosphere, isolated showers and potentially a few snow flurries could develop late Wednesday and into Thursday across Northern Arizona. For Wednesday, look for mostly clear skies to continue in the Phoenix-metro area with an afternoon high of around 80.

High pressure will build back into the region by the end of the week.

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