A few showers in Northern Ariz. Saturday


by Meteorologist Royal Norman

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Video report by Natalie Brand

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 22 at 7:54 PM

PHOENIX -- An approaching cold front is going to draw a bit of additional moisture into Arizona. As a result, look for isolated thunderstorms in northern and eastern portions of the state on Saturday.

The isolated areas of convection are not expected to produce much rain overall, but individual storms could contain brief, heavy downpours.

Temperatures are also going to be very nice. By Sunday, the Valley should see highs only in the mid 90s. And by Monday morning, most Valley locations will be in the 60s with some of the outlying areas getting into the 50s!

With fall around the corner, Valley patios are expected to be packed all weekend.  Dana Mule, the owner of Hula’s Modern Tiki  on Central estimates business increases upwards of 40% when temps cool down.

“This is a patio town, so as soon as it drops under 100 degrees, everyone crawls out of their holes and fills the patios,” said Mule.

Friday night, temps remained in the 90s but the dozens of people dining al fresco had no complaints.

“I love the weather right now. This is probably my favorite time of year in Arizona,” said Mike Poulton.

“Just now when you get a little bit of relief from the heat of the summer, starts to be okay to sit outside on the patio and enjoy the outdoors. It is my favorite time of the year here.