Phoenix weather: Warm holiday weekend ahead

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- An area of low pressure will slowly move through the desert Southwest today through the early weekend, keeping daytime highs below normal.

There will be a slight chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms over the higher terrain of the forecast area as the low pressure moves through the region.

A gradual warming trend will begin from west to east, with above-normal temperatures returning by early next week.

For the Valley, we’re looking at below-normal temps through Saturday, then a quick warmup on the backside of the holiday weekend. By Memorial Day, we’re looking at high temperatures around 102 degrees in metro Phoenix.