Phoenix weather: Warm weekend ahead; first 100-degree day likely

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- After a warm and windy week, the Valley is headed for triple-digit heat over the weekend.

Winds have calmed down as high pressure has shifted over our region.

Temperatures started out cool Friday morning in the 50s and 60s, but are expected to quickly warm to the mid 90s this afternoon.

Saturday morning will start off cool in the 60s and low 70s in the Valley, but will quickly warm to about 99 degrees for an afternoon high. Clear skies and light winds are expected.

More sunshine and a high of about 100 degrees is expected Sunday. The average date we first see 100 degrees over the last 30 years has been May 2. Last year, we hit 100 for the first time on April 28.

Some relief from the heat is expected next week. A dry but windy storm moves through the Southwest Monday and Tuesday, dropping temperatures back to the 80s by Wednesday.

No rain is expected.

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