Phoenix weather: Record high for ThanksgivingPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- Thanksgiving Day in Phoenix featured a record high temperature of 87 degrees.
The previous record for Nov. 27 was 86 degrees in 1950.
Unseasonably warm weather will continue through the rest of the holiday weekend statewide.
Friday will once again feature highs in the 80s around the Valley, with 60s and 70s in the higher elevations of the state.
For Saturday and Sunday, temperatures will begin to moderate but still be on the warm side with highs right around 80.
Changes are in store for next week, but timing is becoming an issue with the next storm system.
We’ve now pushed the chance for rain in metro Phoenix back to Wednesday and dropped the chance for rain to about 20 percent.
It’s still a long way off, but for certain, we’ll see some sort of a weather pattern change next week.
Update: Today's high of 87 breaks the daily record of 86...set in 1950. The 40 degree spread (87/47) is the biggest since 6/4/78. #azwx— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) November 27, 2014
Check this out: Today's diurnal spread of 39º degrees (High: 86º, Low: 47º) in Phoenix is the largest difference since 3/9/97!!! #azwx— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) November 27, 2014