Weather Outlook

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Date & Time: 05/20/2019 8:40 AM MST

Forecaster: Henz, D.

Another series of unseasonably cold weather disturbances will sweep across the Desert Southwest this work week lending to well below average temperatures and windy conditions. The first system will affect the region today with highs limited to the 70s, windy conditions, and perhaps some afternoon instability showers/light rain. We’ll see a brief reprieve in temperatures tomorrow before our next system arrives overnight into Wednesday. Daily highs will be even colder, limited to the low 70s, on Wednesday to go along with windy conditions and perhaps some more light showers. Enjoy it while it lasts!

For today plan on morning sun before isolated afternoon light showers. Daytime temperatures will only climb into the 72˚F -75˚F range around the Valley. West winds will blow in the 7-15mph range with gusts around 25mph throughout the day. Afternoon/evening shower activity will primarily be focused across the higher terrain areas though we can’t rule out a few storms over the lower deserts with some measurable rain. Activity will cease after sunset and overnight lows will dip into the mid 50s around the urban corridor with windy conditions persisting.

For tomorrow plan on a return to mostly sunny skies. Afternoon temperatures will creep up into the 79˚F-82˚F range around the Valley. Windy conditions will persist through the day with frequent gusts in the 25-35mph range. Areas of blowing dust will be possible over the lower deserts especially heading west and/or south out of the Valley. Our next system arrives on Wednesday knocking high temperatures back into the low 70s and continuing our streak of windy days. More on this tomorrow.

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