Phoenix weather: Warm week ahead; 1st 90-degree day nearPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- Mother Nature is going to provide spring-like weather this week for the many Valley families marking spring break.
A ridge of high pressure is beginning to build across the West, helping temperatures begin to rebound after last Friday's cold winter storm.
The jet stream is forecast to stay to the north this week, which means no storms, rain or snow is forecast for the next seven days. Sunshine will be abundant, and afternoon highs will climb.
Look for highs in the mid to upper 70s this afternoon in the Valley, climbing to the 80s Tuesday and Wednesday and then the low 90s Thursday and Friday.
The Valley doesn't usually see our first 90-degree day of the year until the end of March, so this would be a bit earlier than average.
Overnight lows will come up from the low 50s tonight to the low 60s by the weekend.
In the high country, afternoon temperatures will peak in the 50s and 60s early in the week, rising to the 60s and 70s by Thursday and Friday.