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Temperatures swings & stronger winds

There are more cold mornings ahead with mild afternoons, but hang onto your hats too

PHOENIX — An area of low pressure will make its way to Arizona on Wednesday bringing stronger winds and cooler temperatures to the state.

The High Country will feel the northeast winds howling at 10-20 mph gusting 25-35 mph on Wednesday and Thursday. The winds will subside to 5-15 mph gusting to 20 for the rest of the week and over the weekend. The Valley will feel the breeze of 5-15 mph on Thursday, but southeastern Arizona will have gusty winds of 15-25 mph gusting 25-35 mph.

Daytime highs will drop into the 60s around the Valley and the Lower Deserts while the mercury falls to the 30s and 40s in the High Country with a few low 50s in Rim Country.

Temperatures will start to rebound heading into the weekend ending up near normal early next week. The longer range forecast is for temperatures to hover near or slight above average in mid-December.

Another feature in the forecast that we are watching is an area of low pressure that is expected to develop over the northern Baja early next week. This low is forecast to remain fairly stationary which could push enough moisture into Arizona to set up showers for the High Country. There is still some uncertainty between forecast models on the probability of showers, but we'll continue to watch for showers as the forecast progresses.

WEDNESDAY: 43/68 sunny

THURSDAY: 46/65 sunny & breezy

FRIDAY: 41/66 mostly sunny

SATURDAY: 42/68 mostly sunny

SUNDAY: 44/70 mostly sunny

MONDAY: 44/71 mostly sunny

TUESDAY: 45/72 mostly sunny

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