PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Temperatures are starting to get chilly across Arizona, with valley neighborhoods in the 40s and high country teens and 20s. Despite this cool start, expect a sunny and beautiful day across the state. For most spots, today will be the hottest day of the week. In the valley, temperatures will reach nearly 73 degrees. It’s still five degrees below normal for this time of year in Phoenix.
A high pressure ridge located over the desert southwest will be displaced tomorrow by a low pressure trough swinging into the state from the northwest. The main impact of this system will be the wind. Gusts of up to 40 miles per hour are possible Sunday in the high country of northern and eastern Arizona and up to 30 miles per hour in the Colorado River Valley in western Arizona . In the valley, look for gusts closer to 20 miles per hour with a windy day forecast.
Tomorrow’s storm system is quite weak and lacking in moisture. There is a chance for light rain showers and scattered snow showers in the high country, mainly along and north of the Mogollon Rim.
Next week another mostly dry system will sweep through our area bringing more breezes on Wednesday. Other than that, no major weather changes are predicted, temperatures are expected to remain abnormally cool under mostly sunny skies.
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