Phoenix weather: Dry weather

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- The monsoon break continues for metro Phoenix, with no strong signs of ending this mini dry streak anytime soon.

The upper levels of the atmosphere are just not supporting the import of much moisture into Arizona.

There are some signs that will change a bit on Saturday, with a gulf surge from the Sea of Cortez being forecast by a couple of weather models.

If that happens, we’ll see an upswing of thunderstorms in southern Arizona and a chance for thunderstorms in the Valley Saturday night. But even that scenario appears unlikely to occur at this point.

In the meantime, we’ll continue to see high temperatures in the 104-108 range around the Valley with overnight lows in the 70s and 80s.

As we get into next week, the chances for monsoon storms will increase incrementally. One thing our forecast models seem to be telling us is that there doesn’t appear to be a huge monsoon outbreak in our future over the next week or so.

Monsoon rainfall at Sky Harbor Airport has only totaled .06 inch so far this season.