Phoenix weather: Dry air limits storm chances

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Valley residents woke up to pretty pleasant weather conditions Wednesday with low humidity and temperatures in the mid 70s.  Clear skies and abundant sunshine are expected for the day ahead, with an afternoon high of about 106 degrees.

Dry air continues to limit storm chances for most of Arizona through at least Friday.  A dry, southwesterly flow will keep near-normal temperatures and clear skies in the forecast for the next few days.

On Saturday, high pressure sets back up over the Four Corners region and monsoon moisture begins to advect Advect (verb)
To convey horizontally by advection (the transference of heat by horizontal currents of air).
back into the state from the southeast. 

Storms will become more widespread on Saturday, and the Valley will see increased storm chances from Sunday into early next week along with higher humidity. 

Weather word of the day: Advect Advect (verb)
To convey horizontally by advection (the transference of heat by horizontal currents of air).

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