Fall-like temperatures are here as the trough axis that is currently situated to our north moves further east and is expected to bring snowy weather to the northern states but for AZ conditions will be cool and windy. NWS Phoenix has issued a wind advisory affecting areas west of Maricopa County extending into CA which includes the I-10 and I-8 corridors with strong gusty winds and blowing dust as the main hazards. Looking ahead, expect cooler than average temperatures to prevail through the weekend and into next week with another possible disturbance midweek. Enjoy the cooler weather.
For today, expect mostly sunny conditions and cooler temperatures with afternoon highs in the 86°F - 89°F range. Light and variable winds today give way to windy overnight conditions as a cold front affects the Valley. Plan on an increase in northeasterly winds in the 20-30 mph range around the valley with some localized stronger winds near 40 mph especially for communities in the north to northeastern portions of the county. Lows dip down into the upper ‘50s to mid-‘60s.
Tomorrow, expect windy conditions to continue into the morning hours and tapering off by the afternoon leading to highs near 88°F. Another round of increased winds overnight will be not as intense but will get up to near 20 mph under mostly clear skies and lows in the mid-’60s. For Saturday afternoon highs upper ‘80s to low ‘90s. Stay tuned for more details on your weekend and next week’s weather in a future outlook!