Phoenix weather: Next storm will stay north of Arizona

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- A large area of low pressure, a storm system, is moving onshore in the Pacific Northwest. As the storm moves inland, it's going to elongate across the western half of the U.S., bringing us what the weather folks like to call a zonal flow. It's a term that just means, in our case, west to east. Zonal patterns usually lead to fairly quiet weather and, in this case, that's about what we're expecting.

As the low begins to assert itself on Arizona, we will see temps go down for the second half of the week, but not too far. It also doesn't appear like we have any moisture headed into Arizona this week. Although a late week wiggle in the pattern could bring some showers to extreme northern Arizona.

In the meantime, look for metro Phoenix highs in the low to mid-80s for the rest of this week with overnight lows in the 60s.

By the way, tomorrow, Oct. 23, is the latest day ever we've had 100 degrees in Phoenix. It happened in 2003.