Phoenix weather: Dry weekend

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- As moisture begins to seep back into Arizona, we’ll see a few thunderstorms in the mountains of the state and in southeast Arizona this weekend. However, no rain is anticipated for the Valley.

Temperatures are expected to be about average for this time of year, with highs ranging from 100-104 and overnight lows in the upper 70s and low 80s.

However, the monsoon looks like it might return by the middle of next week.

Even the National Weather Service is optimistic about the chances for rain next week, writing, "Monsoon moisture will creep back into the region from today into early next week. That will eventually trigger the development of isolated showers and thunderstorms each day, mainly over the higher terrain north and east of Phoenix. Increasing chances for storms is forecast by the middle of next week as southeasterly flow begins to tap into deeper tropical moisture and import it into the state."

Tuesday through Thursday, forecast models continue to forecast an increase in rainfall chances during this period as Tropical Storm Odile begins to move northwestward along/just off the west coast of Baja California.

If the remnant of the storm turns our direction, we could see a deep surge of moisture and potentially flood-producing rains.

It seems in most cases, the metro Phoenix area is going to see some rain by late next week.