Slow cooling trend takes shape in Phoenix

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by Kim Quintero

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azfamily.com

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 15 at 6:40 PM

PHOENIX -- After a couple days of record heat, some relief is on the way to the Valley of the Sun.

As of 2 p.m. Friday, Phoenix tied a daily high temperature record of 92. The old record was set in 2007. Thursday, the old record was surpassed by four degrees when the mercury read 95 at Sky Harbor Airport just after 4 p.m.

The ridge of high pressure responsible for bringing us the intense heat is repositioning itself. Now, it’s allowing some slightly cooler air to move in from the west, along with a little cloud cover.

Saturday morning will start off mild, with lows in the low 60s for Phoenix. Highs will top out around 89 Saturday afternoon. This is still well above normal for this time of year, with the average high temperature being 77.

We’ll shave off a couple more degrees for Sunday afternoon, and winds will become noticeable as a few small weather disturbances move nearby.

Expect the mid 80s Monday through Wednesday in Phoenix, with periods of clouds and sunshine. By Thursday and Friday, we will be in the low 80s for daytime highs.

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