Sunshine returns, temps soar next week

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by Kim Quintero

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azfamily.com

Posted on March 10, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Updated Sunday, Mar 10 at 11:20 AM

PHOENIX -- After a couple of cool and soggy days across the Valley, the sunshine is making an appearance Sunday.

High pressure is building into the region, allowing dry air from the northwest to flow into Arizona. These northwesterly winds will be rather gusty in the mountains Sunday afternoon, with speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.

Otherwise, temperatures should rebound to near normal levels Sunday afternoon. The Valley will see a high of 73. Sunday night will bottom out at 47 degrees.

It looks like we’ll stay rain-free through next week as high pressure controls the forecast.

The big story will be the big warming trend. By Tuesday in the Valley, temperatures will be back into the low 80s. By Thursday, highs will be near or at 90 degrees.

The near-record setting heat will continue for Friday and into the weekend under sunny skies. Lows will also be warmer, only dipping into the upper 50s and low 60s.

To put things in perspective, a normal high temperature in Phoenix for this time of year is 75.

Flagstaff should warm to the upper 60s by the end of the week.

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