Summer weather over? Hot day for Arizona. Temperatures will cool during the week
Extreme heat facts and tips for dealing with it in Phoenix
Arizona has extreme heat all year round. Take a look at the most extreme facts about the Phoenix heat and how to deal with the high temperatures.
Noah Lau, Arizona Republic
Put away the fall candles and stock up on your pool towels because Phoenix will still see sweltering temperatures for the rest of this weekend.
Although it will be hot in Phoenix on Sunday, with the temperature expected to reach 108 degrees, and an excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to drop below 100 degrees as the week progresses.
An excessive heat warning is in effect until 8pm on Sunday.
Discussing the National Weather Service’s forecast, the increasing clouds will bring some slight relief starting Sunday as temperatures gradually cool early in the week and high pressure weakens across the region.
On Sunday, the Valley will see partly sunny skies with a breeze of 5 to 20 mph and a high temperature near 108 degrees. As the valley moves into the evening, the National Weather Service expects the weather to be mostly cloudy with slowing winds and a low temperature of 88 degrees.
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Starting Monday, high temperatures are expected to drop to 104 degrees, and as the week goes on, there will be a promising drop in high temperatures in the Valley. The current forecast for next Friday is 100 degrees.
“Dry conditions will occur late next week with temperatures hovering around normal,” the Phoenix forecast discussion said.
Lows also start creeping in starting Monday with a low of 85 degrees. Moving to later in the week, the National Weather Service forecast lows in the 70s, which some Arizonans may find cool enough for a fall jacket.
Hot day forecast for Flagstaff; Rain chances later this week
It’s a hot day ahead of Flagstaff. Although the foliage has not yet begun to change colours, temperatures will begin to change by the end of the week with scattered rain likely across the country. Temperatures are currently 5 to 10 degrees above normal for this time of year, the National Weather Service said. They are expected to return to normal later in the week.
“Rain and thunderstorms will continue with varying amounts of coverage each day,” the National Weather Service forecast discussion in Flagstaff said. “Widespread rainfall will be possible in the first half of next week before drier weather sets in by the following weekend. The increase in humidity next week will put an end to above-average daytime temperatures.”
The National Weather Service forecast the temperature will reach 82 degrees in Flagstaff on Sunday with partly sunny skies and wind gusts that could reach 23 mph. After 11 a.m., there was a 20% chance of rain.
Nighttime temperatures are expected to drop into the 50s with wind speeds dropping to 16 mph.
Flagstaff should cool off immediately on Monday with a high of 77 degrees, and as the week goes on, high temperatures should continue to drop into the low 70s with lows expected in the mid 40s.
Tucson is expected to cool off under a heat warning on Sunday midweek
Tucson is under an excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service until 8 p.m. Sunday. Like Phoenix, the southern desert city is expected to see a high of 108 degrees with sunny skies.
“High pressure over the area will bring temperatures about 10 degrees above average this weekend,” the National Weather Service forecast in Tucson said.
By the end of this week, the National Weather Service expects Tucson to hit triple-digit highs with a high of 98 degrees on Thursday and Friday.
Spread throughout the week is a 30% chance of thunderstorms.
“Slight chance of storms near the Mexico border and the White Mountains through Sunday,” the discussion read. “Temperatures will drop to near normal during the work week with a slight increase in humidity and the possibility of some rain and storms.”
Sunday’s low in Tucson should be around 79 degrees, but low temperatures will drop into the low 70s later in the week, according to the National Weather Service.
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