Synopsis: It’s definitely felt like fall over the last few days with milder temperatures and unsettled weather thanks to a slow moving cutoff disturbance. This system will finally lift northeast out of AZ by early Tuesday, but not before giving us one more shot for showers/rain later today. The best chances will remain across our higher terrain areas north and east of the Valley. Otherwise, temperatures will remain below normal through most of the work week with upper 80s to low 90s each day and crisp overnight lows. We’ll likely see another disturbance during the Wed/Thurs period, which will help keep temperatures below normal and bring another shot for unsettled weather conditions.
For today plan on partly to mostly cloudy skies across the region. Afternoon temperatures will remain limited to the 86˚F-88˚F range around the Valley. Variable winds will generally remain in the 5-10mph range with localized gusts in the 15-20mph range this evening/tonight. The focus for showers/storms later today looks to be across the higher terrain areas of central AZ. Some of this activity will move south/southeast into portions of the County, including the lower deserts, through the overnight hours. Light to moderate rain will be possible with any storms making their way through the County.
For tomorrow plan on some lingering pre-dawn shower activity before clearing conditions as the day wears on. Daytime highs will warm back into the 89˚F-92˚F range around the Valley. Variable winds will hover in the 5-10mph range with no gusts of any consequence. Any afternoon/evening shower activity should remain east of the County. Moving ahead to mid-week we’ll be keeping an eye on our next disturbance likely bringing another drop in temperatures and perhaps some additional storm/rain chances. More on this tomorrow.