Phoenix weather: Put a wrap on Monsoon 2012

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PHOENIX -- You can call it a wrap on Monsoon 2012 in the Valley.

Drier air is sweeping into the state, pushing all the moisture that has been hanging around for months well off to the east. As a result, we’re going to see high temperatures in the deserts in the 90s through the weekend with pleasant morning lows in the 70s.

The high country may still see a few showers over the next couple of days, but nothing major. Highs will be in the 60s and 70s with overnight lows in the 40s and 50s. It won’t be too long until we’re talking about our first overnight mountain temperatures below freezing. Fall is definitely in the air.

And while it will be a couple of weeks until the Weather Service puts the official wraps on the monsoon, for the most part, it’s been pretty rainy around our state. Southern Arizona in particular got a bunch of rain in many locations and the high country got much needed moisture. We can look forward to, hopefully, a snowy winter.

BTW, the 90-day outlook for Arizona, October through December, is showing we will probably see slightly warmer temperatures than average and, in southern Arizona, there’s a chance for above average precipitation.

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