Phoenix weather: Warm & windy St. Patrick's Day


by April Warnecke

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Posted on March 17, 2014 at 7:47 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 17 at 8:00 AM

PHOENIX -- The tail end of a cold front sweeps across Arizona today, bringing strong winds to the state.

A Wind Advisory is in effect starting at 11 a.m. today in the high country, including Kingman and Flagstaff for winds between 20 and 30 mph, with gusts even higher. Strong southwesterly winds are also expected in Northeastern Arizona, where both a Wind Advisory and Red Flag Warning is in effect for windy and dry weather.

Relative Humidity is expected to drop below 15 percent, making for dangerous fire conditions.

No rain is expected with the front.

In the Valley, there are no watches or warnings, but breezy conditions can be expected with lots of sunshine and warm temperatures. Winds should be between 10 and 20 mph and out of the southwest.

Afternoon temperatures will peak near 86 degrees, which is almost 10 degrees above average for this time of year.

Look for more sunshine, lighter winds and low 80s tomorrow and the rest of this week.

At this point, next weekend is looking sunny, dry and a bit warmer with highs in the mid 80s.

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