Phoenix weather: Winter warm-up coming

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- You might need a sweater or light jacket this morning, but tank tops and flip-flops might suit you well this afternoon.

We'll see mostly sunny skies and a high of 78 degrees is expected today in the Valley.

Warm and dry weather continues for the second half of this week under a strong ridge of high pressure centered to our west.

No rain is expected for the next seven days and temperatures will slowly warm up through Friday. They come down a degree or two over the weekend but remain well above average and we continue to see abundant sunshine. The average high for early February in the Valley is in the upper 60s.

Temperatures are forecast to jump again early next week into the mid-80s, which is near record territory for the Valley this time of year. Overnight lows stay mild in the mid-50s.