Increasing clouds today, No Burn Day restrictions in placePosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- With temperatures in the 40s, it was yet another chilly morning in the Valley of the Sun.
Some clouds moving in from the southwest -- cirrus clouds, not storm clouds -- will keep our temperatures up just a bit today. Plan on increasing clouds today with a high of 64 degrees. It's going to be partly cloudy overnight with a low of 43.
Also, today is a No Burn Day. While ozone and carbon monoxide levels are good, the dust (particulates) level is in the moderate range.
To keep from adding to that pollution, the Maricopa County Air Quality Department has put No Burn Day restrictions in place. That means you cannot use your fireplace, outdoor fire pit or chiminea today. You also cannot burn leaves or trash. So far, those restrictions are just for today.
The air should hopefully clear a bit tomorrow. It looks like the dust level will drop, although it will still be in the moderate range.
We're looking at a slight chance of rain in the Valley and snow in the high country tomorrow. The high in Phoenix will again hit 64.
We'll drop to the 60-degree mark Saturday; 61 on Sunday.
For Monday's big BCS Championship game, we're looking at mostly sunny skies and a high of 62.