Phoenix weather: Warm, dry spell continues

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Warm and dry weather looks to continue for Arizona this week. 

A strong ridge of high pressure is keeping the storm track well to the north of our region. 

Morning lows have been close to normal, in the 30s and 40s. Afternoon  highs, however, have been almost 10 degrees above average in the upper 70s. This afternoon, the Valley will warm to near-record levels with a forecast high of 78 degrees. The record for today's date is 80 degrees. 

High clouds are moving into Arizona from the west and southwest and are expected to increase today and tomorrow for partly cloudy conditions. 

Temperatures will drop to the low 70s by the end of this week, then rebound to the mid 70s with more sunshine for the weekend. 

No wet weather is expected anytime in the next seven days. 

Today will mark day 32 in a row of no rain for Phoenix.  The last time we saw rain in the Valley was on Dece. 20. 

In Flagstaff, it's been 31 days since the last snowfall. The longest Flagstaff has gone without snow was 39 days in 1917. With snow chances slim over the next week, that streak could be broken. 

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