Synopsis: The forecast remains on track for today with well below normal temperatures on tap in the near term. As advertised a mainly dry disturbance and attendant cold front moved across the County early this morning bringing a few light showers to higher terrain areas and breezy conditions area wide. This system will exit the region to the east today, though colder and drier air will continue to filter into AZ lending to highs generally remaining in the mid 70s across the lower deserts. Moving ahead, high pressure will quickly rebuild across the Desert Southwest lending to yet another return of temperatures to the upper 80s to low 90s by the end of the work week.
For today plan on clear and sunny skies across the region. Afternoon temperatures will remain limited to the 74˚F-77˚F range around the Valley. Breezy west winds in the 7-15mph range with gusts around 20mph will eventually ease back into the light category into this evening. Overnight lows will dip into the mid 50s around the urban corridor with outlying locations reaching the low 50s to upper 40s predawn on Wednesday.
For tomorrow plan on another round of sun under clear skies. Daytime high temperatures will bounce back into the 78˚F-80˚F range around the Valley. Variable winds will remain in the light category with no gusts of any consequence throughout the day. Temperatures will continue to trend up on Thursday and Friday with highs returning to the upper 80s before possible lower 90s to end the work week. Otherwise, plan on dry and quiet weather conditions.