Phoenix weather: Wind returns

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

PHOENIX -- Arizona's weather pattern is changing for the week ahead.

Last Friday and Saturday brought us our warmest weather of the year so far with afternoon temperatures peaking at 104 degrees.

This week, we head back into double-digit territory thanks to a low-pressure system currently off the coast of Oregon. That low will drop down the West Coast and push a cold front through Arizona tomorrow. The storm will be dry for Arizona, with fire danger especially high across the state both today and tomorrow.

There is a Red Flag Warning in effect between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. today for the high country of Northern and Eastern Arizona.

Tomorrow, nearly the entire state, including the Valley, is included in a Fire Weather Watch. Very dry air with relative humidity less than 15 percent can be expected. At the same time, strong southwesterly winds between 15 and 25 mph can be expected.

Temperatures will be cooler this week, as well.

The Valley will see a high temperature near 98 degrees this afternoon and about 95 tomorrow. Behind tomorrow's cold front, temperatures will dip to the upper 80s on Wednesday and we'll see afternoon highs near 90 the rest of the week through Saturday.

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