Watch out for melted chocolate bunnies on Easter Sunday

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- Very warm temperatures will be the weather story for your Easter Sunday in the Valley as the cloud cover from Saturday pushes east out of the area.

Sunday’s sunrise time in Phoenix for early morning church services will be 6:17 a.m. Expect a temperature of 62 degrees. In Flagstaff, sunrise is at 6:14 a.m. with a temperature of 32 degrees.

The Valley should top out at 89 degrees by Sunday afternoon. A normal high for this time of year is 81. Flagstaff will hit a comfortable 61 degrees with breezy afternoon winds.

A weak area of low pressure moves into our area late Sunday and continues its eastward journey out of the region through Tuesday. The Valley should stay dry with sunshine both Monday and Tuesday.

The biggest impact from this system in the Valley will be a drop in temperatures and some breezy winds. Look for a high on Monday of 83 degrees, with a high of 85 on Tuesday.

Small shower chances are in the forecast for the northern third of the state late Sunday through Tuesday as this system moves through the four-corners region. We could potentially see a couple of isolated thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon in our mountains if there is enough instability present in our atmosphere. Winds will also be breezy.

A big warming-trend takes shape starting Wednesday and continues through at least Friday as a strong ridge of high pressure builds back into the region. Each day, highs will be in the low to mid 90s in the Valley.