Phoenix weather: Warm and sunnyPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- Warm and dry weather is in the forecast for the next week. Tuesday's dry cold front brought breezy weather to the Valley and windier weather in the high country, but Wednesday should be much calmer.
As high pressure rebuilds over the desert Southwest, temperatures will start to rise. Afternoon highs Wednesday are forecast to top out near 102 degrees, which is exactly average for today's date. Afternoon highs will be near 104 Friday and Saturday before another dry front moves through bringing breezy weather Saturday and a couple degrees of cooling for Sunday.
Expect clear skies and overnight lows to stay in the mid-60s and mid-70s and nothing but sunshine during the afternoons through at least the middle of next week.
The start of the monsoon season for Arizona is late next week, June 15. What can you expect this year? Get your official monsoon forecast tonight on 3TV. "The Making of the Monsoon," our annual special, airs today on 3TV at 6:30 p.m. We'll hear from a Valley resident who barely survived being struck by lightning. Also, hear about the true origin of the word "haboob" and if you can expect any more of these massive dust storms this summer. Meet a couple who got married in the middle of last year's biggest dust storm, and see how stormchasers are living it up during Arizona's monsoon. These stories, plus much more tonight!