Phoenix weather: Warmer weather on the way

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- After a cool start to the day, Wednesday afternoon will be sunny and warmer in the Valley, with a high of 80 degrees.

Strong high pressure over the desert Southwest brings dry conditions and above-normal temperatures the rest of this week. While the ridge breaks down a bit over the upcoming weekend, temperatures will be slightly cooler but still above average. 

No rain is likely until the middle of next week at the earliest. 

Afternoon highs are forecast to stay in the low 80s for the rest of the workweek, dropping to the upper 70s over the weekend.  Overnight lows stay mild in the 40s to mid 50s.

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