Phoenix weather: Warm weekend ahead

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- A ridge of high pressure will bring the Valley a warming trend for the weekend.

Friday’s temps only got into the mid-60s, but by Saturday afternoon, we expect highs in the mid-70s. Sunday we’ll be in the upper-70s.

After that, we’ll start seeing the impact of a storm developing off the coast of Baja, Mexico.

The storm will slowly track toward the west, spinning clouds into Arizona by Sunday afternoon and bringing rain chances to the state on Tuesday. In fact, right now, the chance for rain is looking pretty good, perhaps at 50 percent or higher. The rain could begin late Monday night at the earliest.

Temperatures, however, will not be impacted much by this warm storm system, and highs will continue to be in the 70s around the Valley.

With this storm, the snow level will also be pretty high in the mountains of our state, perhaps 8,000 feet or more.