PHOENIX -- As the Valley of the Sun dries out from several days of rain, temperatures are warming up.
While an unseasonably strong upper level low drifts out of Arizona to Utah and Nevada, our moist atmosphere is being replaced by a drier air mass flowing in from the west.
This drier air is dropping dew points back into the 50s and allowing temperatures to reach the century mark by Friday in Phoenix.
Wednesday night, look for mostly clear skies in the Valley. Phoenix will dip to a low of 75 Thursday morning. Sunshine will be plentiful throughout the afternoon, with a high of 98.
Friday, look for a high of 100 in Phoenix, with triple digits and sunshine continuing through next week. Humidity will remain low, keeping storm chances out of the forecast, also through next week. It appears the monsoon may be leaving the state, but it could also just be taking a break, so we’ll continue to monitor conditions and keep you updated in the coming days.
As for the mountains, small storm chances will continue through Friday, but mainly in northern and eastern Arizona. This weekend, the high country will be able to take advantage of the drier air mass, allowing skies to be sunny and afternoons to warm into the 70s and 80s.