Phoenix weather: Cloudy and cool holiday

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by April Warnecke

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Posted on July 4, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 4 at 8:40 AM

PHOENIX -- For the first time in 26 years, the Valley's normally scorching heat will be missing for the Fourth of July. 

The last time we saw a high below 100 degrees on today's date in the Valley was 1986, but today we should stay in double-digit territory.  Under mostly cloudy skies, look for a high of just 94 degrees, a full 13 degrees below average. 

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible throughout the day, but not as likely for tonight. 

Light showers were moving through the Valley during the morning hours, with thunderstorms beginning to develop in the deserts further south.  Throughout the day, moisture moving in from the south and east will continue to fuel showers and thunderstorms.

There is a slight chance of storms by tonight, but it looks more likely that the Valley could see the storm activity come to an end by then. Overnight lows should dip to the upper 70s and low 80s. 

There is a slight chance of showers Thursday and Friday as temperatures rebound into the triple digits, but a slightly better chance of storms this weekend. 

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