Mother Nature delivers for Memorial weekend

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by Kim Quintero

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azfamily.com

Posted on May 26, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Updated Monday, May 27 at 8:16 AM

PHOENIX -- The Valley will stay out of triple-digit territory for the remainder of the holiday weekend. In fact, a cooling trend is taking shape.

A trough of low pressure near British Columbia is slowly eroding the ridge of high pressure that has dominated our weather pattern for the past few days. This will translate into a gradual drop in temperatures and an increase in cloud cover.

Look for a high of 97 degrees Sunday afternoon in the Valley under mostly sunny skies.

Early morning remembrance ceremonies for Monday will be greeted with temperatures in the low 70s. For grilling, swimming and boating festivities, highs in the Valley should be in the mid 90s under partly cloudy skies. We’re forecasting a high of 96 degrees in Phoenix.

A fast moving low pressure system will sweep through Arizona Tuesday and into Wednesday. This system will cool us off even more, with highs dropping into the low 90s and upper 80s each day. The bigger story with this system will be our winds. They’re expected to kick up each day, creating issues with blowing dust. Northern Arizona also has small rain chances, as this system could produce afternoon and evening isolated showers or storms.

By the end of the week, temperatures begin to rebound back into the upper 90s and even triple-digit territory.

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