A 20 percent chance of rain on Monday easily could turn to blowing dust in the southeast portion of the Valley leading up to four straight days of 110 degrees or hotter the remainder of the week.
And don’t think for a minute that the heat will ebb overnight as the “low high temperatures” are expected to hover around 90 degrees, according to Keith Kincaid, meteorologist for the National Weather Service.
As the Valley is settling into the Monsoon with southerly winds bringing up moisture from the south, there only will be a slight chance of rain on Monday and Tuesday before that dwindles to a zero percent chance of rain as high temperatures will range from 110 to 112 from Wednesday to Saturday, Kincaid said.
“The overnight lows are going to be warmer than normal, and we’re only seeing a slight, slight chance of rain,” Kincaid said. “There’s winds coming from the southeast with outflow boundaries pushing through the southeast Valley. The outflow boundaries are when thunderstorms collapse, blowing dust instead, but rain is not totally out of the question.”
The high is expected to be 109 on Tuesday and 111 on Wednesday and Thursday, 112 on Friday and 110 on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
Kincaid said temperatures topping 100 degrees are here to stay for a while.
“Our average highs will be above 100 through August,” Kincaid said. “We won’t be in our peak of average high temperatures until July. It’s definitely summer in the Valley.”
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