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Big pattern shift which could bring rain to the state by Sunday and Monday

It may be mid-October but afternoon temperatures this workweek are reading more like late September.

PHOENIX — High pressure isn’t budging right now so afternoon temperatures across Arizona will still be hovering around ten degrees above average through Wednesday.

The dry days will continue to add up this week with occasional high clouds and smoke.

In Arizona’s higher terrain, breezy west to southwest winds will be kicking in each afternoon, gusting to around 20 mph. 

The winds will speed up even more late in the workweek as a dry piece of energy swings by our state.

Then, cooler air will start seeping in, dragging down afternoon temps 10 to 20 degrees lower by the start of next week in comparison to how we began this week!

The pattern change could also bring on a chance for some showers in our state, even in the Valley! The best chance for precipitation will be on Monday. There will even be the possibility for some SNOW for the mountains in northern Arizona.  Get ready for highs in the 70s in the Valley and 40s closer to Flagstaff. 

WEDNESDAY: 64/97 sunny

THURSDAY: 65/93 mostly sunny

FRIDAY: 66/91 mostly sunny

SATURDAY: 65/87 mostly sunny & breezy

SUNDAY: 64/84 partly cloudy & breezy

MONDAY: 60/77 isolated shower

TUESDAY: 54/78 partly cloudy

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