Phoenix weather: Warm holiday weekend

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- A ridge of high pressure over the desert Southwest will bring very warm conditions to Arizona for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

In the Valley, highs for the next couple of days are going to be in the low 80s, with temperatures statewide running 10 degrees or more above average.

It also looks like temperatures will stay above normal for the entire holiday weekend, drifting down a bit into the upper 70s by Sunday, but no rain is in the forecast across the entire state.

There are some changes brewing for next week. By Tuesday and Wednesday, we’ll see an increase of clouds statewide and a decent chance for rain and snow showers.

Considering that we’re going to finish up the month of November with no rain, anything is welcome at this point. The last measurable rain in Phoenix was on Oct. 8, and long-range forecasts had given us indications we’d have a wetter-than-normal fall and winter. So far, that’s not happening.