Phoenix weather: Winter dry spell continues

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- The Valley of the Sun is living up to its name this winter.

As of Sunday, it’s been 23 days since Phoenix has seen any rain.

According to the National Weather Service, Sky Harbor received .23 inch Dec. 20 and has not seen a trace since. This puts Phoenix at a deficit of .36 inch for 2014.

It does not look like any rain will make an appearance in the Valley this week either.

High pressure is in control of Arizona. This weather feature will act as a storm roadblock and divert any rain or snow up and over the state.

On Sunday, the Valley saw a mix of clouds and sunshine. Sky Harbor reported an afternoon high of 69 degrees after a morning low of 46 degrees. The normal high for this date is 67 degrees.

Monday in Phoenix, look for a low of 43 degrees under mostly clear skies with an afternoon high of 72 degrees.

Valley temperatures will continue to track upward, with Phoenix peaking around 77 degrees Wednesday. While temperatures will continue to fluctuate a couple of degrees, they will remain in the 70s through next weekend.

Overnight lows will only dip into the 40s.