Synopsis: After a rather pleasant and mild weekend, temperatures will undoubtedly trend back up during the work week. Looking at the big picture, weak troughing will remain over the western US into Tuesday before high pressure quickly builds east into the Desert Southwest. We’ll see one more afternoon with highs in the mid 90s across the lower deserts before triple digits quickly return and remain in place through the extended forecast. Otherwise, plan on dry and breezy conditions to go along with plenty of sun.
For today plan mostly sunny skies mixed with some passing high clouds this afternoon/evening. Daytime temperatures will peak in the 94˚F-97˚F range around the Valley. Variable winds will hover in the 5-10mph range this morning before breezier conditions this afternoon (gusts 15-20mph). Overnight lows will dip into the low 70s around the urban corridor with outlying communities reaching the upper 60s.
We’ll see little change in the forecast for tomorrow with plenty of sun and continuing breezes. Afternoon temperatures will warm into the 98˚F-101˚F range around the Valley. Variable winds will hover in the 5-10mph range with localized gusts around 15-20mph. The warming trend will kick into high gear as we move into mid-week and beyond. Highs will jump into the 102˚F-106˚F range for Wednesday through Friday with the hottest temperatures arriving late week. We’ll have more on this in the coming days.