Phoenix weather: Winds out; heat in

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- The winds finally began to drop off around metro Phoenix on Thursday afternoon after nearly a week of very breezy conditions, and it looks like those general winds will be out of the forecast for some time.

Now, as the winds drop, a ridge of high pressure builds into the desert Southwest and that will allow us to heat up rather quickly by the weekend.

Saturday and Sunday we may see our first 100-degree reading at Sky Harbor for the year, although we’re actually forecasting upper 90s.

By the way, this past April was the 11th warmest on record and tied for the driest on record with only a trace of rain. Weather records in Phoenix go back to 1896.