Phoenix weather: Drying out

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- The rain we saw around metro Phoenix this morning is moving out of the state.

As a ridge of high pressure builds in for the weekend, we’ll see a drying and warming trend. By Saturday and Sunday, look for highs in the low 90s with overnight lows in the 60s.

Early this morning, some of the heaviest rain was in Apache Junction, where one rain gauge picked up 2 inches of rain. Localized flooding was also reported.

Rain was spotty in most other Valley locations. Some areas got nothing at all. Sky Harbor only recorded a trace of rain.

From the National Weather Service:

A northwest flow will take shape starting tonight into Friday which will result in drier air across the region for this weekend.

Models show a quick-moving trough through the Four Corners Region late Sunday, keeping all precipitation well to our north and east, but dew points will take a dive. That drier air will result in dew points in the 20s and 30s.

The trough won’t have any significant impact on afternoon temperatures but could result in some cool nights with lows in the lower/mid-50s in the outlying desert locations.

After this point, we will see near-normal temperatures and dry weather persisting through at least late next week as westerly dry flow aloft dominates throughout the southwestern U.S.