Warm weather for Arizona this week

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

PHOENIX - After a chilly and rainy weekend around metro Phoenix, a quieter weather pattern is setting up for this week. 

The result will be a warming trend that will take high temperatures from the 70s early in the mid into the mid-90s by early next week.

We’ll have some clouds from time to time and breezy conditions Wednesday and Thursday. Other than that, we’re forecasting rather typical April-like weather.

Even though up to a ½” of rain fell around the Valley Saturday, a review of the rain from Saturday shows .27” fell at Sky Harbor Airport, giving us an “official” total for the year so far of only 1.03”. That’s nearly two inches behind our averages. Yes, it’s been a dry winter for the Valley.

Did you also hear about the record we set Saturday? The high temperature was only 54 degrees. That’s the coldest it’s ever been on an April 9 in Phoenix recorded weather history.

The previous minimum-maximum was 58 degrees. By the way, we weren’t far off a record for the entire month. Since 1895, when records started being kept in Phoenix, the coldest ever high temperature for an April day was 52 degrees. We did that on April 1, 1949.