Weather changes coming

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- The Valley is in for another especially warm day with a forecast high of 83 degrees under clear skies.

Strong high pressure continues to keep Arizona temperatures 10-15 degrees above average for this time of year.  On Monday, the Valley came with 1 degree of the record high when temperatures rose to 83 degrees. The record for today is a bit higher at 87 degrees. 

Temperatures will remain in the low 80s through the rest of the workweek, but winds are forecast to pick up the next few days.  As low pressure moves into Eastern Arizona, a pressure gradient sets up, leading to increased wind speeds. 

Tomorrow, look for the windiest weather in the Lower Colorado River Valley.  Valley winds will pick up to between 10 and 15 miles an hour out of the Northeast.  They'll likely be a bit stonger, up to 20 miles an hour and out of the East on Thursday, potentially gusting to 30 miles an hour.

More weather changes are in store for the holiday weekend. 

Sunday is expected to be mostly cloudy and there is a 20 percent chance of rain, along with cooler temperatures in the low 70s on Presidents Day on Monday.

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