110s back in the forecast for next week

By Tuesday and Wednesday next week, we could see highs of 110 degrees.
Published: Aug. 26, 2022 at 2:04 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A trough of low pressure passing to the north of Arizona will sweep much of the monsoon moisture out of Arizona into points east of the state. At this point, with a strong high building right behind the trough, that moisture could be gone for up to a week or more. That’s not to say we’ll see a total lack of thunderstorms in the state, but we’ll see the number of storms trend down over the next few days. There will be little chance of rain in the Valley into the weekend. Next week will likely be dry as well.

With overnight lows in the upper-80s, we’re forecasting highs around 105 for Saturday in the Valley, with slightly cooler temperatures on Sunday as the storm passes to the north of Arizona. But highs will pop up quickly next week, and by Tuesday and Wednesday, we could see highs of 110 degrees. As a result, we may have to issue a First Alert for a return to the hot temperatures. Also, if the forecast holds, the Weather Service will likely issue an Excessive Heat Watch sometime this weekend for Tuesday and Wednesday.

On this date in 1951, heavy rains flooded Gila Bend, washing out the two main roads that led to the town back in the day.