High fire danger expected across much of AZ

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- Several weather disturbances tracking north of Arizona in the coming days will usher in very dry air and produce gusty afternoon winds across much of the state.

Red Flag Warnings have been issued for the northwest deserts, Kaibab Plateau, Coconino Plateau, Yavapai County mountains, northeast Arizona, White Mountains and across southeast Arizona for wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph and relative humidity below 10 percent.

The Valley will experience wind gusts of 25 mph each afternoon through Tuesday.

Otherwise, expect temperatures through midweek to be at or just below normal for this time of the year. In the Valley, we’ll see highs ranging from 102 to 105 degrees with overnight lows in the mid 70s.

A warming trend will kick off at the end of the week as high pressure builds back in to the desert Southwest.

Sunday marks the official start of the summer monsoon, but as of now, the only chance for storms will be in extreme southeastern Arizona near the international border on Monday. Dew points across the rest of the state remain very low.