A major week of sports in Arizona will include rainPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- All eyes are on the Valley of the Sun for the next week thanks to the Pro Bowl, the Waste Management Phoenix Open and the Super Bowl, but Mother Nature may be throwing sports fans a curve ball.
Saturday started off with crystal clear skies across most of Arizona and breezy to windy conditions. Phoenix Sky Harbor reported an afternoon high of 77 degrees after a morning low of 50. Temps around the Valley ran about 10 degrees warmer than seasonal averages and that much warmer than highs over the past couple of days.
As high pressure remains in control of the region Sunday, sunshine and warm temperatures will return, but winds will subside. Tailgaters in Glendale for the Pro Bowl should expect temperatures in the 70s. The forecast high for Phoenix is 79 Sunday afternoon.
On Monday, with the beginnings of the Phoenix Open, high pressure will shift out of Arizona, and an area of low pressure will track into the state from the south. This subtropical moisture will bring showers to the state through Tuesday morning.
Rainfall totals should be relatively low, with the Valley potentially seeing a tenth to a quarter of an inch before all is said and done. Because this system is expected to be warm, snow levels will be at about 9,000 feet. Daytime highs Monday in the Valley will drop back down to the 60s.
No rain is expected between Tuesday afternoon and Thursday, but humidity will remain higher than normal for this time of year. Highs in the Valley should climb back into the 70s.
Forecasting models indicate an area of low pressure will bring rain back to Arizona as early as Friday and as late as Super Bowl Sunday, but there’s still a lot of uncertainty with this forecast. Stick with the 3TV Forecasters as we track this system throughout the week.