Phoenix weather: Warm weekend ahead

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- As a ridge of high pressure builds into Arizona from the west, we’ll see some warmer temperatures as we get toward the weekend.

The good news? We’re not anticipating any triple-digit highs around the Valley. But still, we’ll see highs in the mid-to-upper 90s into early next week when temperatures will moderate somewhat.

The quiet weather pattern is pretty typical for this time of year as we transition from the southern flow of the monsoon to the storms that will come at us from the west and northwest.

Right now, it looks like the first couple of weeks of October are going to be pretty dry across the state with temperatures running above average for this time of year.

For the month of September, our average high was 99 degrees, which is about a degree below average. However, we had warm lows that averaged out to 79 degrees, which is about 2 degrees above normal.

As a result, the month will go in the books as warmer than normal. More precisely, September 2014 is tied for the 18th warmest September on record for Phoenix. Weather records go back to 1895.