Phoenix weather: Warm weekend ahead

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PHOENIX -- As high pressure slides east into Arizona, the state is in for a nice little warm-up, just in time for the weekend. 

Overnight lows were in the upper 30s and low 40s this morning under mostly clear skies. Look for a Valley high of about 71 degrees this afternoon with only a few high clouds. 

Over the weekend, an increase in high clouds is expected with partly sunny conditions forecast for Saturday and mostly cloudy skies expected Sunday. Still, afternoon highs will top out in the low to mid 70s. Overnight lows will come up a bit to the low 50s. 

The above-average temperatures and dry weather is expected to continue into much of the next week. 

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