Valley dries out after several days of monsoon storms

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by Kim Quintero

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azfamily.com

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 22 at 5:30 PM

PHOENIX -- An area of low pressure that helped spark numerous thunderstorms across Arizona is tracking out of the state Friday evening. In its wake, drier air will filter in from the west.

Most of the state will take a break from storm activity Friday night and into Saturday. A few isolated storms may develop in the higher terrain Saturday afternoon and again Sunday afternoon. Otherwise, look for mostly clear skies in the Valley and cooler than normal temperatures for this time of the year. Saturday morning, the Phoenix-metro will kick off in the 70s and top out at around 98 degrees during the afternoon. Humidity will also be slightly lower.

Temperatures Sunday in the Phoenix-metro will be a couple of degrees warmer, both in the morning and afternoon, with highs around 102.

Early next week, modest moisture tracks back into Arizona from the south, bringing the return of a normal monsoon pattern with afternoon and evening isolated storms developing. Storm chances will be very low in the Valley starting Tuesday, with better chances for storm activity in the high country.

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