First spring training weekend: Sunny and warm
Updated today at 1:01 PM
PHOENIX -- Cactus League spring training is in full swing across the Valley of the Sun, and fans this weekend will be soaking in sunshine and warm temperatures during the games.
High pressure is keeping the storm track out of Arizona and allowing temperatures to warm to unseasonably warm levels. There’s one game changer for southeastern Arizona and the White Mountains Saturday afternoon. An area of low pressure near northern Mexico is expected to undercut the ridge and produce a few showers. Otherwise, the rest of the state is expected to remain dry.
Winds are expected to be breezy across much of the state, with speeds peaking this afternoon at around 15 mph in the Valley and 20 to 25 mph across the Colorado River Valley and southeastern Arizona.
For metro Phoenix, look for a high of 81 Friday afternoon with a low of 52 Saturday morning. High and low temps aren’t expected to change much through the weekend. By next week, the warming trend will continue with daytime highs topping out at around 87 degrees in metro Phoenix by Wednesday. The seasonal average high for this time of the year is in the mid-70s.