Weather Outlook

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Date & Time: 04/18/2019 8:10 AM MST

Forecaster: Henz, D.

Warming temperatures will be the main story for the remainder of the work week as high pressure builds across the Desert Southwest. After a nice cool down the last two days, temperatures across the lower deserts are expected to rebound back into the low 90s this afternoon before climbing into the upper 90s for Friday. To those of you spending extra time outdoors, make sure to drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks. Moving into this weekend, a pair of dry disturbances will move across the region bringing breezy conditions and a minor cool down by Sunday.

For today plan on mainly sunny skies across the region. Afternoon temperatures will warm into the 90˚F-93˚F range around the Valley with mid to upper 80s across higher terrain locales. Variable winds will hover in the 3-8mph range with no gusts of any consequence. Overnight lows will dip into the mid 60s under clear skies and light winds.

Tomorrow will be the hottest day of the week and likely the year so far as afternoon highs quickly climb into the 97˚F-99˚F range around the Valley. It’s certainly possible some Valley spots may reach the 100˚F mark. Variable winds will hover in in the 2-8mph range with no noteworthy gusts. A pair of disturbances will move across the region this weekend bring mainly breezy conditions both days and perhaps of some high clouds. Daily highs will still reach the low to mid 90s on Saturday before stepping back into the 80s on Sunday.

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