Phoenix weather: Slightly cooler temperatures ahead

Posted: Updated:
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- We are going to see some slightly cooler temperatures over the next few days, but they will still be above normal. The average high this time of year is 71 so anything around 80 is really warm. From the National Weather Service:

Wednesday through Thursday, a more potent wave and cold front will move into California and the pacific northwest Wednesday. Ridging centered over the interior west/rocky mountains and will deflect the brunt of the system north of our area with some modest additional cooling anticipated Wednesday and Thursday, more noticeably over South-Central Arizona. Despite the cooling, temps will still be at least a few degrees above normal. Variable high cloudiness can be expected as well.

Friday through Monday, a follow-up low pressure system will send waves of precipitation over much of California and the pacific northwest Friday through Sunday. Ridging centered to our east will continue to deflect these to the north with only some high clouds to show for it and keeping temps warm. The last in the series will lead to some slight cooling for us on Monday as the system moves through the western states, in a weakened condition and shifts the ridge eastward but temps still above normal. Overall there is pretty good agreement between the models on the large scale weather pattern keeping things dry.