Phoenix weather: Lots of sun in the forecast

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- A quiet weather week around Arizona will feature some high clouds at times, occasional breezes, especially in the mountains, and temperatures that will moderate toward the end of the week.

That’s due to a ridge of high pressure in the upper atmosphere over the desert southwest. That ridge will peak on Tuesday, bringing us the warmest day of the week.

After that, the upper level flow will turn a little more northwesterly. That will allow some cooler air to make its way into Arizona. While the temperature drop in the deserts will be fairly inconsequential, we will see some noticeable cooling in the northern and eastern portions of the state.

Overnight Monday, much of metro Phoenix will see lows in the low 60s with some areas headed into the 50s. And Tuesday, high temperatures around much of the Valley will be in the mid-90s.