Phoenix weather: Unseasonably cool temperatures

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by Kim Quintero

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Posted on October 11, 2013 at 9:14 AM

PHOENIX -- A storm system that dropped snow in the mountains, rain in the Valley and kicked up gusty winds across the state is leaving behind cool temperatures to round out Friday.

A flow moving in from the northwest behind a low pressure system that’s pushed off to the Great Plains is going to keep daytime high temperatures a good ten degrees cooler than normal for this time of year.

Friday morning, Valley lows kicked off in the low and mid 50s. It’s the coolest weather desert dwellers have seen since mid April. Friday afternoon, Phoenix should see a high of 81 degrees. Normal for this time of year is 91.

As high pressure builds back into the region, that northwesterly flow will shift from the west and southwest, allowing temperatures to gradually warm. By Sunday, afternoon highs should top out in the mid and upper 80s across the Valley. We’re forecasting a high of 86 in Phoenix.

Daytime highs will remain in the mid and upper 80s moving into next week thanks to a trough that will keep the warmth at bay. Sunshine will be plentiful. Winds should be light.

Low temperatures will return to the 60s by Monday morning.

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