Cooler weather headed our way

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- After Wednesday, we’re going to see temperatures gradually coming down around metro Phoenix. In fact, by the end of the weekend, we would see highs only in the 90s. That would be below average. In the meantime, unseasonably warm weather will continue through Thursday, with triple digit highs the norm.

The first day of fall is Sunday, officially “starting” at 1:44 am Arizona time. And we’re slipping into a pretty normal fall-type pattern with seasonal temperatures and occasional breezes. Of course, we now start looking ahead to the first major winter-type weather pattern to develop. We coud have a big snow storm as early as mid-October in northern Arizona but that’s not likely to happen this year. The long-range forecasts are calling for above normal temperatures in the southwest and about average precipitation