Phoenix weather: Sunshine, cooler temps kick off new work week

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- A weak weather disturbance in northern Arizona Sunday is expected to usher cooler and drier air into the state for Monday. This air mass will drop daytime highs in most communities a few degrees below normal for this time of the year.

The disturbance straddling New Mexico and northeastern Arizona is producing breezy winds in the Valley and gusty winds across northern Arizona Sunday afternoon and evening. Those winds are expected to decrease late tonight.

Monday morning should start off with clear skies and much lower humidity than Sunday, as dew points drop into the 20s and 30s. Otherwise, look for temperatures in the Valley ranging from the mid to low 60s. Lows in the higher elevations will range from the 30s in the Flagstaff area, to the 40s and 50s in central Arizona.

Monday afternoon, expect a high in Phoenix of around 88 under sunny skies. The average high for this time of the year is 90.

With a dry air mass in place Monday night, low temperatures around the Valley are expected to drop into the low 60s and upper 50s, then rebound to the low 90s Tuesday afternoon.

Another disturbance will track across northern Arizona midweek. This will produce a few clouds and another drop in temperatures. The state should remain rain-free.

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