Mother Nature keeps Valley of the Sun high and dry

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by Kim Quintero

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azfamily.com

Posted on October 19, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 22 at 3:11 PM

PHOENIX -- High pressure building in from the west is keeping Arizona sunny and dry with seasonably warm temperatures for the rest of the weekend and the start of the new work week.

As a very dry northwesterly flow continues to pump into the state, clouds will not have an opportunity to form for the next several days.

On Saturday, Sky Harbor saw a morning low of 58 with an afternoon high of 88. Sunday morning in the Valley, look for clear skies with lows in the upper 50s and low 60s. We’re expecting Phoenix to dip down to 58. Sunday afternoon, skies will be sunny, winds will be light and temperatures will top out in the mid to upper 80s. We’re forecasting a high of 86 in Phoenix.

We’ll see a slight warming trend into Wednesday as high pressure moves onshore. Expect highs in Phoenix to peak at near 90 degrees on Wednesday. Seasonal average for this time of year is 87.

By Wednesday and into Thursday,  a weak shortwave will break into our ridge of high pressure. This will produce some cloud cover and slightly drop our daytime highs a couple of degrees through Friday. No rain is expected with this shortwave.

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