Phoenix weather: Drying out slowly

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- There will be a slight chance for afternoon thunderstorms in the mountains of Arizona this weekend.

The moisture that’s lingering around is from our former Hurricane Odile, which broke up long before entering Arizona.

On Friday, a few thunderstorms were observed in the mountains, mainly of northern Arizona. We expect Saturday to be similar.

In the Valley, the humidity will slowly be pushed out of the state, although it’s going to stay pretty sticky through Saturday. After that, we’ll get a more westerly flow in the upper atmosphere, and that will push the moisture out of Arizona for most of next week.

High temps this weekend will be right around 100 degrees. And then as we dry out, we’ll get a little warmer next week, with Valley highs expected in the range of 100-104 degrees.

Overnight lows will range from the mid-70s to the low-80s through next week. Right now, the chances for any rain in the Valley for the next week are very low.