Synopsis: Yesterday’s forecast remains on track for today through the end of the work week. In general, we’re expecting quiet weather through the period with the state remaining sandwiched between high pressure to the west and troughing to the east. Lingering moisture from yesterday’s weak disturbance will allow for some pockets of fair weather cumulus this afternoon, but expecting mainly clear skies through the remainder of the work week. On a final note, on this day 21 years ago (1997) remnants from Hurricane Nora moved up the Colorado River Valley breaking the state’s 24hr rainfall record with 11.97” on Harquahala Mountain. Interestingly, freshly minted tropical storm Rosa, currently in the east Pacific, may end up coming into play early next week if it were to follow a similar track as some models suggest. We’ll definitely be watching closely.
For today plan on mostly sunny skies with pockets of fair weather cumulus into the afternoon. High temperatures will climb into the 98˚F-100˚F range around the Valley with low to mid 90s across the foothills locations. Variable winds will hover in the 2-7mph range with no gusts of any consequence. Overnight lows will dip into the mid 70s around the urban corridor under clear skies and light winds.
For tomorrow and Wednesday plan on a return to clear and sunny skies. Temperatures will see a small boost into the 100˚F-103˚F range around the Valley. Variable winds will hover in the light category with no large gusts to contend with. We’ll have more information on our potential change to unsettled weather late weekend into early next week as more information becomes available.