Phoenix weather: Valley could see record-setting warmth this week

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by Kim Quintero

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azfamily.com

Posted on February 9, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Updated Sunday, Feb 9 at 6:00 PM

PHOENIX -- High pressure building in from the west will allow temperatures across Arizona to soar this week.

Sunday afternoon, Sky Harbor Airport reported a high temperature of 77 degrees. This is well above the normal high for this date of 70 degrees.

Sunday also marked day 50 since Phoenix has seen any rain.

The only rain that will fall this week in Arizona will happen Monday afternoon.

A weak piece of energy will break through our ridge of high pressure and brush across northeastern Arizona. This could also bring some higher elevation snow showers through Monday evening.

Behind the disturbance, temperatures in the Valley may drop a degree or two before hitting the 80-degree mark on Wednesday.

Temperatures will continue to track into the mid and upper 80s Friday and into the weekend, which will potentially break current records already in place in Phoenix. These temperatures are more typical for mid-April, not mid-February.

Some food for thought: the earliest Phoenix has ever seen a 90-degree temperature was Feb. 24.

We don’t have 90-degree temperatures in the forecast yet, but there is still time for that to change. Stay tuned.

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