Hottest weather of the summer arrives next week

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- The Valley is taking a break from monsoon storms in the coming days, and in return, temperatures will reach their highest levels so far this summer.

Saturday morning, desert-dwellers awoke to overcast skies and a few sprinkles. Phoenix Sky Harbor received a trace of rain. Once the cloud cover cleared, Phoenix reached a high of 104. Saturday evening is expected to be mostly clear.

A dry southwesterly flow will keep storms confined to eastern Arizona Sunday and again Monday. Humidity will be low with Sunday morning lows reaching the low and mid-80s in the Valley. Sunday afternoon, Phoenix should see a high of around 107.

Temperatures will gradually heat up throughout the week as high pressure builds in. The hottest temperature so far recorded this year at Phoenix Sky Harbor is 110. By Wednesday, the forecast calls for a high of 113 with a repeat performance on Thursday.

Valley storm chances don’t look like they’ll enter the picture until at least next weekend.