Spring-like temps flirt with record territory

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- Unseasonably warm weather is making its presence known across Arizona, as daytime highs Saturday afternoon topped out in the 80s across the Valley.

A ridge of high pressure is in control of the state’s weather pattern for the next several days. This will allow temperatures to continue to climb into the start of the next work week. In fact, Monday could be a day of record-tying warmth in Phoenix.

This ridge will also keep storms from moving into Arizona, so skies are expected to be mainly sunny statewide.

For Sunday morning in Phoenix, look for a low of 52 with an afternoon high of 81. Monday, the forecast high is 84. The current daytime high record for that day in Phoenix is 84, set in 1987.

The low 80s are expected to stick around through Wednesday before a very modest cooling trend takes shape Thursday, bringing daytime highs back down into the upper 70s.