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PHOENIX -- The first day of November may be our last of unseasonable warmth. A series of cold fronts is set to move through Arizona in the next few days, dropping temperatures 20 to 25 degrees.
Look for a high of 89 Tuesday under mostly sunny skies with light winds. Lows Tuesday night should drop to the 50s.
On Wednesday, the first front sweeps across Arizona, bringing breezy weather to the deserts of the state but much windier weather to Western and Northern Arizona. Look for sustained winds out of the southwest between 20 and 25 mph, with higher gusts. This storm should bring mainly dry weather to the state, although temperatures will stay fairly cool behind the front, with Valley highs in the low 80s both Wednesday and Thursday.
On Friday, a second, stronger storm moves in with even colder air and a better chance of rain and snow. Winds will gust statewide, with blowing dust possible in the Valley. Rain chances are only in the slight category both Friday and Friday night in the deserts, but there's a better chance the high country will wake up to snow Saturday morning.
The cold air that moves in with this front will drop afternoon highs to the 60s over the weekend, with overnight lows in the upper 30s to upper 40s.