Monsoon season begins with rain chances in the Phoenix forecast

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The monsoon season has officially begun with rain in the forecast for Phoenix on Friday.

The high for Friday is expected to be around 95 degrees with a 30 to 50 percent chance of rain.

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The low temperature on Friday was about 90 degrees.

The low temperature was 90 degrees on Thursday, which was the warmest low temperature for the date, according to the National Weather Service. It also was the earliest recorded 90 degree low-temperature day, breaking a record from 2016.

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The monsoon moisture from Tropical Storm Bud will spread north and into the deserts giving us an increase for rain and storm chances.

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The showers are expected to come through in the late afternoon and evening into Saturday morning.

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Look for gusty winds, dense blowing dust, locally heavy rain and much cooler temperatures in the weekend.

The one problem is Phoenix is on the western edge of this moisture.

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If the moisture shifts more the east, Phoenix won't be the big winner when it comes to the rain.

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As of now, we're going with a 30 to 50 percent chance for rain Friday afternoon and a 50 percent chance on Saturday.

This could change though so be sure to stay tuned to the forecast.

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Cloudy skies are a good possibility Friday and Saturday.

With an increase in humidity, daytime highs will fall to the 90s in the Valley.

The highs will drop to the mid and upper 90s for Friday, Saturday and Sunday under cloudy skies.

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