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PHOENIX -- A mainly dry cold front moves through Arizona today, bringing cooler temperatures and strong winds.
The storm brought light rain to Northern Arizona Monday morning, and a chance of light showers is in the forecast for today and tonight in the high country.
The biggest impact, though, will be strong winds. At least three wildfires are burning today across the state, and firefighters will have a tough time battling the flames thanks to strong southwesterly winds of between 25 and 35 mph. Winds could gust up to 55 mph.
At the same time, relative humidities will drop below 15 percent, which is why the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for the White Mountains and parts of southeastern Arizona.
Expect a windy day in the Valley, too.
Temperatures will top out in the low 80s today.
Breezy conditions are expected to continue tonight and tomorrow, too. Tuesday, Valley temperatures will be a couple degrees cooler, peaking near 80. That's about 10 degrees below average for this time of year in the Valley.
Winds are expected to settle down, and temperatures heat back up to the upper 90s for the second half of the week.