Phoenix weather: Storms move toward the Southwest

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- It was a cloudy and mild start to the day in the Valley with temperatures in the 50s across town. Clouds are on the increase for Arizona as a low pressure system moves north from the Baja Peninsula. Thick clouds and breezy conditions led to the mild morning temperatures, along with yesterday's record high temperature of 81 degrees.

Look for a bit of clearing and partly cloudy skies by the afternoon with a slight chance of sprinkles. Temperatures should top out in the low 70s this afternoon, which is cooler than yesterday but still above average.

There is a continued chance for light rain in the Valley tomorrow from the same system, but a separate storm system moves our way Saturday. There is a slight chance of showers Saturday, and even Sunday and Monday, along with slightly cooler temperatures in the upper 60s. Snow levels will fall to about 6,500 feet in the high country this weekend.

Next week looks to bring more upper 60s for daytime highs. Overnight lows will stay mild in the 40s and low 50s.