Breezy afternoons, cool down headed for the Valley

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- A series of weak fronts will track through Arizona this week and kick up winds, as well as bring a temperature tumble.

The dry front that tracked through Arizona Sunday brought gusty winds, blowing dust and high fire danger across much of the state.

The strongest recorded wind gust as of 3 p.m. was 67 mph in Kykotsmovi. The Flagstaff airport reported a wind gust of 64 mph. In the Valley, Apache Junction saw a wind gust of 34 mph, while Phoenix Sky Harbor saw a peak wind gust of 29 mph.

Cloudy skies Sunday morning gave way to sunshine during the afternoon. Phoenix Sky Harbor reported a high temperature of 83 degrees, which was cooler than Saturday’s high of 88 degrees.

As the front tracks east out of the state Sunday evening, winds are expected to subside and skies will generally be clear. Look for a morning low in the Phoenix area of 53 degrees.

Monday and Tuesday, skies will be generally clear, but winds in the Valley during the afternoons will increase to around 15 mph. Look for highs Monday in the Phoenix area of around 82 degrees, with a high on Tuesday of around 77 degrees.

Another weak front will track through the state late Tuesday and into Wednesday. This will once again increase winds Wednesday afternoon, bring a slight chance of showers to the Valley, and drop our afternoon highs down to the upper 60s and low 70s. Phoenix should see a high of 70 degrees Wednesday.