Phoenix logs season’s coldest morning low so far

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Sunset Friday. (Source: Pero Pejic) Sunset Friday. (Source: Pero Pejic)
Stoneman Lake (Source: Gail Wendorf) Stoneman Lake (Source: Gail Wendorf)

Winter dug in its heels and delivered the coldest overnight low temperature of the season early Saturday morning.

The mercury dipped to 35 degrees at Sky Harbor International Airport, the official reporting station for the National Weather Service in Phoenix.

Here were some temperatures at other selected spots at 8 a.m. as recorded by NWS meteorologists::

36 degrees – Mesa

36 degrees – Glendale

36 degrees – Buckeye

36 degrees – Casa Grande

37 degrees - Deer Valley

37 degrees – Scottsdale

38 degrees – Gila Bend

39 degrees – Luke AFB

39 degrees – Chandler

In Tucson, it was the third straight morning that the Tucson International Airport has recorded a low of 29 degrees. Forecasters said it's been four years since that's happened.

And in Flagstaff, the highs have been at or below freezing the last nine days, marking the sixth-longest stretch on record.

While Saturday morning readings in the Valley started off in the 30s, they will rise to the mid-60s during the afternoon. Skies will be clear with light winds.

Winds will be breezy at times across Northern Arizona, with gusts of up to 25 mph Saturday but those winds will ease up more so on Sunday.

Dry weather will prevail through next week, with only a weak trough dropping temperatures and kicking up breezes towards the end of next week.

Otherwise, in the Valley, look for highs in the upper 60s Sunday, the low 70s at the start of the new week, with the mid-70s by midweek.

If you’re heading to one of Arizona’s snow play area this weekend, the Arizona Department of Public Safety reminds motorists not to park on highway emergency lanes. 




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