Phoenix weather: Monsoon season ends

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- Valley residents can expect another pleasant day of early fall weather. Early morning temperatures dipped to the upper 50s in parts of the Valley under clear skies. The average high this time of year is 95 degrees, but we'll only warm to about 90 degrees this afternoon in the Valley.

More below-average high temperatures can be expected Wednesday and Thursday again, although we'll slowly start to warm up a few degrees. High pressure building to our west will slide toward Arizona Friday and warmer weather can be expected for the weekend. High temperatures will top out close to 97 degrees and no rain is expected.

Today is the last day of the monsoon season. The Valley ended with 6.34 inches of rain, most of that falling in the month of September. In fact, this will end up being our second-wettest September on record and it's the seventh-wettest monsoon season on record for the Valley. Other parts of the state saw above average rainfall totals, too. Flagstaff ended up with 12.73 inches of rain, Tucson received 6.08 inches and Prescott saw 9.09 inches.