Phoenix weather: Hot holiday weekend

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by Royal Norman | Meteorologist

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Posted on August 29, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 29 at 5:37 PM

PHOENIX -- Unseasonably hot temperatures will mark the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend around metro Phoenix.

On Saturday, high temperatures at many Valley locations will make it to 110 degrees. The good news is that late Saturday into Sunday, a weak cold front will brush past the state to the north, and that should drop temperatures down a few degrees and get metro Phoenix into the range of highs of 103-106.

In the meantime, it’s going to be very dry through the weekend. We’d be surprised if we saw any showers even in the mountains of Arizona.

And that quiet weather pattern looks like it’s going to hold into next week. By the middle of next week, we’ll see a few thunderstorms starting to blossom. And by the end of the week, we may see the monsoon re-enter the forecast picture.

Since we won’t get any rain this weekend in Phoenix, we can total up the rainfall for the month. It will be 1.17 inch, which is a bit above the normal August rain of about one inch. Long-range charts show September could also be wetter than normal. September in metro Phoenix averages about 3/4 of an inch of rain.

 

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