Expect windy conditions across Arizona

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

PHOENIX, Ariz. – A rather dry weather system is passing through the state Monday bringing with it a few showers in northern Arizona and windy conditions in northeast and southeast Arizona.

As a result, the National Weather Service has posted both Red Flag Warnings and Wind Advisories for those areas until 7 p.m. Monday. So far, the peak wind gust we’ve recorded is 49 miles an hour at Winslow.

Other areas with impressive wind gusts include Flagstaff, 48 mph; Kingman, 47 mph; and Window Rock at 43 miles an hour. For the most part, sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph out of the southwest have been the “norm” in northern Arizona so far Monday afternoon.

Around metro Phoenix, you can expect rather breezy conditions at times Monday night but we don’t expect winds that high. Perhaps the peak wind gust we’ll get is in the mid-30s.

For the rest of the week, a series of storms systems passing to the north of us will keep desert highs right around 90 degrees.

Toward the weekend, those storms will get closer to our state and temperatures will drop a bit more and by next Monday, there’s actually a slight chance for a few showers with highs expected in the mid-80s.