Storm chances across Ariz ease up for Labor Day

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by Kim Quintero

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Posted on September 1, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 2 at 7:18 AM

PHOENIX -- It won’t feel as humid outside heading into Labor Day Monday as it has for the past week, which is a good thing if you've got outdoor plans.

The lower humidity means less monsoon moisture pumping into Arizona, which should translate into lower chances for showers and storms.

Sunday afternoon, storms were seen across northwestern and central Arizona, but the southern half of the state, including Maricopa County, remained quiet. Heading into the evening hours, look for a few clouds across the Valley with a slight chance of storms early. Phoenix should dip to an overnight low of 85.

As dew points drop, temperatures are expected to heat up area-wide. By Monday afternoon in the Valley, we’re forecasting highs to range from 104 to 108 under mostly sunny skies. Phoenix should top out around 106. We’ll keep a slight threat of late day or evening storms in the forecast.

We’ll continue to see a warming trend through the rest of next week, with temperatures in the Valley topping out around 110 by Thursday. There will be enough monsoon moisture in place, coupled with a few disturbances expected to move through the state, that will keep low chances of storms in the forecast Valley-wide.

Tropical storm Kiko, which is southwest of Baja California, is not expected to be a player in our weather like Juliette was, and won’t pump any moisture into Arizona.

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