PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - The cooler-than-normal temperatures during the last week or so are going to continue into next week. It teases us with the idea that maybe the severe, summer heat won't be so bad. It will be. Believe me.
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Once the jet stream, which brings us this cool air, shifts to the north, we'll almost immediately shift to hot weather. The latest 30-day outlook from the National Prediction Center seems to bear that out. The temperature component returns to "normal" for June and we see some linger chances for rain in northeastern Arizona. More than likely, that's not early monsoon moisture but moisture retreating with the jet streams to the north.
The 90-day outlook is showing we can expect even warmer temperatures, a typical summer around these parts.
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It also shows that the monsoon may be slow starting this year and that rainfall may get shifted into August and September, a pattern we’ve seen recently.
Of course, the monsoon is rather fickle, so even with our improved outlooks, Mother Nature can still throw us a curveball.
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