Phoenix weather: Valley of the Sun dodges deep freeze

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- As temperatures across the country dip to sub-zero levels, the Valley of the Sun is feeling the warmth.

Almost the entire nation is being impacted by freezing air diving south from Canada, but high pressure over Arizona is keeping weather pleasant.

Sunday afternoon, Sky Harbor Airport reported an official high of 66 degrees; a stark contrast to the -40 degrees recorded in Northern Minnesota.

Monday morning, look for clear skies across the Valley with a low of 39 degrees in Phoenix. The afternoon high is expected to reach 70 degrees.

Little change in temperatures is expected across the Valley this week, with daytime highs ranging from the mid 60s to low 70s and overnight lows in the mid 30s to low 40s.

By Tuesday and into Wednesday, cloud cover will increase.

Forecasting models indicate an area of low pressure from the west will bring rain chances to the Valley starting late Wednesday through Friday. That chance is very slim for the time being since there is a lot of uncertainty among models on the track of this system.

Next weekend looks to be sunny and dry.