PHOENIX -- If you don’t adapt well to change, you’re in luck. Our weather pattern should be pretty consistent through next week.
High pressure to our southeast will keep conditions seasonably hot and dry across the Valley. Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure that’s set up shop across the Pacific Northwest will continue to produce gusty winds across Northern Arizona through Saturday, which is bad news for crews battling the Doce Fire outside of Prescott.
Most of Northern Arizona is under a red flag warning from 11 a.m. through 8 p.m., including the Grand Canyon country and the western Mogollon Rim. Prescott is not under this warning, but fire conditions will still be critical there. Winds gusts are expected to range from 30 to 40 mph, with relative humidity ranging from 4 to 9 percent.
The high Thursday in Phoenix is expected to top out at 106 degrees. We’re forecasting 107 on Friday and 106 again Saturday through next Monday.
We could see our weather pattern change in the mountains at the start of next week when some low-level moisture begins to work its way into the region. The Mogollon Rim and White Mountains could see some isolated showers during the afternoon hours both Monday and Tuesday.
By Wednesday, the heat across the Valley will ramp up. Most communities will see highs of around 110 or greater. We may see Excessive Heat Warnings issued by the National Weather Service.