Expect a hot and dry week ahead as we continue to wait for the onset of the summer Monsoon. Longer range guidance is optimistic in the early vestiges of a Monsoon-like pattern developing later next week, but for now we wait. This week plan on a steady warming trend as high pressure slowly redevelops across the region. Daily highs will hover around the 105˚F mark through Thursday before additional warming this weekend.
For today plan on clear and sunny skies across the region. Afternoon temperatures will climb into the 102˚F-104˚F range around the Valley. Variable winds hover in the 2-8mph range with no gusts of any consequence throughout the day. Overnight lows will dip into the low 70s around the urban corridor under clear skies and light winds.
For tomorrow plan on an uptick in passing high clouds. Daytime highs will warm into the 103˚F-105˚F range around the Valley. Variable winds will hover in the 5-10mph range with gusts around 15mph into the afternoon/evening hours. Clear skies will return on Wednesday to go along with breezy afternoon conditions. Highs will remain around the 105˚F mark to go along with dry conditions. As mentioned above, temperatures will begin trending up during the second half of the week.