PHOENIX -- After an unseasonably cool first half of the work week, temperatures are going to warm right to where they should be for this time of year.
High pressure is building in from the west, kicking off a warming trend that will last into the weekend. In Phoenix, the high temperature Thursday afternoon should reach 84 degrees. This is about average for this time of year, and it's a good 9 degrees warmer than where we were yesterday.
With a dry flow of air pumping into the region from the northwest, skies should be mostly clear, with the exception of your Thursday night and Friday, when skies will be partly cloudy.
Morning low temperatures for Friday are expected to be a bit milder than previous mornings under that cloud cover. Look for readings in the low 60s across the Valley, with afternoon highs in the upper 80s.
As high pressure strengthens, we should reach 90 degrees both Saturday and Sunday under sunny skies.
Winds pick up Sunday afternoon ahead of a strong cold front approaching the area from the west. This cold front should be dry, but it will keep the windy conditions around as it sweeps across the region through Tuesday. Temperatures will also take a tumble once again back into the low and mid 80s.