Phoenix weather: Valley stays dry as front tracks through Ariz.

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by Kim Quintero

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Posted on March 11, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 11 at 6:40 PM

PHOENIX -- A weak cold front tracking through Arizona Tuesday evening won’t do much more than bring a little cloud cover to the Valley.

Tuesday afternoon, satellite and radar imagery showed high clouds streaming into the Valley. They’re expected to stick around through the nighttime hours. That cloud cover didn’t keep temperatures from reaching unseasonably warm levels once again. Sky Harbor International Airport reported an afternoon high of 82. The normal high temperature for this date is 76.

Heading into Wednesday, skies across the state should be mostly clear as the front stalls out across Southern Arizona and a closed area of low pressure develops in the area. Winds will remain breezy across Western and Eastern Arizona. We could see isolated gusts of about 35 miles per hour.

Temperatures will remain warm in the Valley. The Phoenix-metro area should see a high of about 81 Wednesday after a morning low of 52.

On Thursday, isolated showers are possible along the Mogollon Rim and northward. Otherwise, expect cloud cover to fill back into the Valley. The Phoenix-metro area should once again see the low 80s and upper 70s for high temperatures.

The system should be out of the area Friday with high pressure building in for the weekend.

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