Strong cold front pushing into Arizona

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- A strong cold front will be pushing into Arizona on Saturday, bringing with it strong winds, cooler temperatures and a chance for showers, mainly in northern Arizona.

In the Valley, Friday highs reached the mid-90s. By Saturday afternoon, we’ll be nearly 20 degrees cooler than that, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s.

The main impact of the cold front on Saturday will be the winds. Expect gusts up to 45 mph in northern Arizona. Around the Valley, we’ll probably see some gusts up to 30 mph as the front pushes through late Saturday afternoon.

By Sunday morning, there’s a slight chance for a few passing showers mainly in northern portions of the Valley. Then we’ll get a mostly sunny day with highs only in the low 70s.

In northern Arizona, there’s a decent chance to get some measureable rain in places like Flagstaff, Prescott, Payson and the Rim Country. However, we probably won’t see any rain gauges with much more than one-half of an inch of rain.

Next week will feature a slow warming trend, with temperatures returning to the low 80s by late week.