Phoenix weather: Warming up for Thanksgiving

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- Another chilly night is ahead for the Valley with most locations dropping into the low-40s by Tuesday morning. However, a ridge of high pressure building into the state will begin to warm things up rather quickly. By Wednesday, we expect highs in the mid-70s, which is above average for this time of year.

As the ridge builds into Arizona from the west, Tuesday will be a rather breezy day, especially in the higher elevations of the state. Major warming is expected for Thanksgiving (Thursday) and Friday, with highs expected in the low-80s around metro Phoenix. Statewide, high temps will be running about 10-12 degrees above the seasonal norms.

Toward the end of the upcoming weekend, a storm system from the Pacific will approach Arizona. It will shed some clouds into our state by Sunday, with cooler temperatures, too. And by Monday, there will be a slight chance for isolated rain and snow showers across the state.