Synopsis: Yesterday’s high topped out at 83˚F in Phoenix and similar temperatures will be common again today and Wednesday. Changes will arrive later on Wednesday though as our next weather disturbance arrives across the Desert Southwest. This system and an attendant cold front will bring scattered shower activity and windy conditions to the region overnight Wednesday through Thursday afternoon. Cooler temperatures will arrive behind the cold front through the remainder of the work week.
For today plan on mostly sunny skies across the region. Afternoon temperatures will quickly warm into the 82˚F-85˚F range around the Valley with lower 80s across the foothills locales. Variable winds will hover in the 5-10mph range with localized gusts around 15mph. Overnight lows will only dip into the low 60s to upper 50s around the urban corridor.
For tomorrow plan on an uptick in high clouds (periods of overcast skies). Daytime highs will still reach the 81˚F-83˚F range around the Valley. Southwest winds will be breezy in the 7-15mph range with gusts around 25mph possible throughout the night. A cold front will arrive overnight along with scattered showers. This activity will continue into Thursday afternoon and highs will take a large step back into the low 70s. We’re not expecting much in the way of rainfall with this system with spotty totals ranging from sprinkles to a few tenths of an inch. We’ll have more details tomorrow.