Weather Outlook

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Date & Time: 11/22/2017 8:15 AM MST

Forecaster: Henz, D.

The main focus for today’s extended holiday outlook will be possible record setting heat through Thanksgiving with a continuation of hot and dry conditions through the upcoming weekend. As highlighted the last few days, a strong area of high pressure across the northern Baja is responsible for the big upswing in temperatures. Daily highs today and Thursday will be at or above record territory reaching the upper 80s. A few Valley locations may even top out at 90˚F on Thanksgiving Day. Looking ahead, the ridge will begin to flatten over the weekend ahead of a mainly dry disturbance set to pass through the lower Great Basin early next week. Long story short, plan on well above average temperatures for the remainder of the week.

For today plan on clear and sunny skies across the region. Afternoon temperatures will climb into the 86˚F-88˚F range around the Valley with low to mid 80s across the higher terrain locales. Localized breezy morning winds will ease back into the 3-7mph range this afternoon/evening. Overnight lows will dip into the low 60s to upper 50s around the urban corridor under clear skies and light winds.

For Thanksgiving Day plan on mostly sunny skies early on before some passing high clouds during the afternoon hours. Daytime highs will warm into the 87˚F-90˚F range around the Valley. East/northeast morning winds will be breezy in the 8-14mph range before quickly easing into the afternoon hours. Looking ahead to Friday and the upcoming weekend, plan on mostly sunny skies and daily highs reaching the mid 80s. As mentioned above, a mainly dry disturbance will enter the region early next week which should promote a welcomed cooling trend. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

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