Phoenix weather: quiet week of fall weather

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX  -- A ridge of high pressure west of Arizona over the Pacific Ocean will result in quiet weather the rest of this week. With a northwesterly flow in the upper atmosphere, we’re really not going to see a lot of warmer weather over the next several days, even though we’ll get an abundance of sunshine. Highs will drift into the mid-to-upper 90s through the weekend with overnight lows in the 60s and 70s.

No major chances of rain are foreseen anywhere in Arizona this week even though a series of weak weather disturbances will pass to the north of the state. At times, we’ll see some clouds and some breezes, but other than that, just pretty regular fall weather.

In fact, longer-term forecasts are indicating that the next couple of weeks may be rather dry as we transition from the monsoon to fall. Temperatures are expected to be running a little bit above normal as well.

Yesterday we talked about the huge rainfall totals around the Valley for the monsoon. Much of the state saw the same thing. Prescott got more than 18” of rain this past summer, Flagstaff nearly 13” and Show Low received nearly 9” of rain.