Phoenix weather: Warm and dry weather returns

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PHOENIX -- After a cool start to the day in the low 40s, mostly sunny and warmer weather conditions are expected this afternoon in the Valley with a high of 72 degrees. That's exactly average for today's date. 

High pressure begins to rebuild over the West for dry conditions and warmer temperatures from today through Friday. 

Over the weekend, a storm system brings a chance of rain from Saturday through next Tuesday, with the best chance of Valley rain on Sunday.  The Valley metro area could see up to an inch of rain.  Temperatures drop to about 70 Saturday and the low 60s Sunday. 

Snow is likely in the high country this weekend, as well.

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