Phoenix weather: Drier and warmer

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- A few lingering T-storms were detected across portions of northern and eastern Arizona on Wednesday. The storms were very isolated in nature and didn’t produce a lot of rain.

Now, over the next several days, drier air will be entering Arizona and that will result in warmer temperatures statewide. In fact, by Saturday, we’re expecting high temperatures around the Valley to be right around 110 degrees.

The air mass will moderate after that and we’ll see slightly cooler temperatures, but no rain is expected through the entire Labor Day holiday weekend in metro Phoenix. It also looks like the rain chances aren’t going to return to the forecast until the end of next week.

The 30-day and 90-day outlooks are still showing increased chances for greater-than-normal precipitation for just about the entire state of Arizona. And a peek at the long-range forecasts through the winter are also showing very strong signs that we’ll get an abundance of rain and snow into the state.