Phoenix weather: Hurricane Miriam not a factor in Ariz. forecast -- probablyPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- The latest forecast maps are showing Hurricane Miriam, located southwest of Cabo San Lucas, is weakening rather rapidly. It's a rather minimal hurricane now with 85 mph winds and will most likely be a Tropical Storm by Wednesday afternoon.
Earlier in the week, it appeared some of the moisture from the decaying hurricane could head into Arizona and increase our chances for precipitation, especially in southern Arizona. However, that doesn't appear to be happening now. Most of the moisture is going to be shunted into Mexico, New Mexico and Texas.
As a result, we're not very optimistic about rain possibilities for the end of the week and weekend, however, the chance for precipitation can't be ruled out ... yet.
In the meantime, expect seasonal temperatures Wednesday and Thursday with highs in the mid- to upper 90s and overnight lows in the 70s.