Dry, hot, and wishing for the monsoon onset. Unfortunately, we’ll have to hold off a bit longer. The dominate westerly flow over AZ is preventing moisture from building in from the south, which is necessary for summer t-storms. Look for a warm up to slightly above normal temperatures over the next few days and over the weekend an increase in clouds as some moisture tries to sneak in but not enough to kick off any storms here in the Valley.
For today, expect Valley highs of around 104°F under mostly sunny skies and light winds. This evening, clearing skies and increasing winds with localized gusts up to 18 mph and overnight lows hover around 79°F for urban areas and mid-60s for rural and northern zones.
Tomorrow, sunny and clear with southwesterly winds of 10mph or less and afternoon highs around 105°F for most valley locales. Overnight winds are variable and light with lows near the mid to upper 70s for urban areas under clear skies. Friday will see afternoon highs near 108°F with calm winds and increasing clouds. Overnight temperatures dip to the low 80s. This weekend will be hot with temperatures likely to be above normal and dry.