Plan for a warm weekend ahead

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PHOENIX – A dry, warm weekend is on tap for Arizona with temperatures running above normal for this time of year.

In the desert, that means we’ll see highs in the 90s generally. In the mountains, look for highs in the 70s and 80s.

A change will begin to take place on Sunday as a storm system approaches from the northwest.

We’ll see increased winds and slightly cooler temperatures to finish out the weekend and the below-normal temperatures into next week. 

There will be a slight chance for precipitation in northern Arizona toward the end of next week. Other than that, expect rather typical May weather.

Sidebar: If you’re really into Arizona weather, check out the newsletter that’s being produced by the National Weather Service in Phoenix.

They plan to update the newsletter quarterly and the current issue has all kinds of information from the summer forecast to what to expect in the monsoon.

The website is: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/psr/general/four_peaks_post/May_2011_Newsletter.pdf

Also, mark your calendars for June 8 at 6:30 p.m. That’s when we’re going to air our yearly monsoon special.

You can expect lots of cool video and our own forecast for the monsoon. Please join April, Brittney and I for our 30-minute special. Remember, the monsoon now starts on June 15.