Showers threaten Phoenix Open, Super BowlPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- After a weekend of unseasonably warm temperatures and sunny skies, those headed to the Valley this week for the Phoenix Open and the Super Bowl may be dodging raindrops.
Sunday afternoon, the Valley flirted with 80-degree temperatures. Phoenix Sky Harbor reported an afternoon high of 78.
Sunday evening, clouds are increasing across Arizona as an area of low pressure near Baja California tracks north into our neck of the woods.
This subtropical moisture is expected to produce rain showers Monday evening through early Tuesday morning.
Rain totals aren’t expected to be very impressive. In fact, most Valley communities may see a tenth to a quarter of an inch of rain before all is said and done. Locations north and east of the Phoenix-metro may see a half inch to an inch of rain. Since this system is pretty warm, snow levels will be high, ranging from 9,000 feet and higher.
Temperatures will be pretty mild Monday morning through Tuesday morning, with Valley lows in the 50s and highs in the mid 60s.
Once this low tracks out of Arizona, high pressure will build into the region again, but lingering moisture will keep clouds and higher than normal humidity around.
Rain is expected to stay out of the state through Thursday, but forecasting models indicate another low pressure system may impact Arizona Friday through Sunday.
Rain chances are back in the forecast from Friday evening through Saturday morning, but timing may change as we continue to get forecast model updates.
Temperatures are expected to warm back into the 70s for the remainder of the week and into the weekend.
Stick with the 3TV Forecasters as we continue to track our rain chances headed into Super Bowl Sunday.