Easter holiday weekend welcomed with very warm temps

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- Unseasonably warm temperatures will kick off the Easter holiday weekend as warm, tropical air continues to push into the area from the southwest.

We’ll see periods of high, thin cirrus clouds from time to time, but sunshine should be the rule during the day both Saturday and Sunday.

In Phoenix Saturday morning, light cloud cover will keep temperatures a couple of degrees warmer than normal. Look for a low of 63. Saturday afternoon, temperatures should rise to 88. On Sunday morning, expect a low of 62, with highs rebounding to near 90 degrees.

Flagstaff will see the upper 20s for morning low temperatures and the low 60s for highs.

Winds will be on the breezy side Sunday afternoon as an area of low pressure approaches us from the west.

Our forecasting models show this system should be a lot weaker than originally portrayed earlier in the week.

The impacts this storm will have on us will be slightly cooler temperatures starting Monday, with a few light showers possible in the mountains on Tuesday. There may be enough instability in the atmosphere to produce a couple of isolated thunderstorms in our mountain locations.

Monday in Phoenix should cool to a high of 83, with a repeat performance on Tuesday under sunny skies.

High pressure looks like it will quickly warm us back up again Wednesday with temperatures in the upper 80s. That streak should last through the week with abundant sunshine.