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Chilly weather returning to Arizona

Temperatures will fall from well above average to well below this week.

PHOENIX — Our daytime highs and overnight lows will be a bit above average for the start of our week, but changes are coming along later this week in the form of a slow moving low pressure system. 

Low pressure will make its way from the Pacific Northwest to southern California by Thursday bringing cooler temperatures, more clouds and wind to Arizona by the middle of the week.

We will enjoy temperatures in the low 80s around the lower deserts on Monday while the mercury climbs to the 50s, 60s and even 70s in the higher elevations.

There will be a good deal of cloud cover over southern and southeastern Arizona; we will see clouds streaming overhead in the Valley too.

The High Country will have to deal with strong gusty winds on Monday and Tuesday; wind gusts will top out around 40 mph on Monday and could peak at 50 mph on Tuesday. These strong winds along with low humidity will increase our fire weather dangers for those days.

We do have a chance of some rain showers in southeastern Arizona as well as the eastern High Country on Tuesday.

The winds will be weaker by Wednesday while our rain chances start to climb just a bit. There will be a slight chance of rain in the Valley on Wednesday, Thursday and possibly Friday. There will be a better chance of rain in northwest Arizona and a mix of rain and snow in the High Country on those days.

The weather pattern will quiet heading into the weekend along with temperatures climbing a few degrees.

MONDAY: 62/83 variable cloudiness & breezy

TUESDAY: 56/77 mostly cloudy, windy

WEDNESDAY: 50/70 partly sunny, windy & slight chance of rain

THURSDAY: 49/67 partly sunny, breezy & slight chance of rain

FRIDAY: 48/69 partly sunny, breezy & slight chance of rain

SATURDAY: 48/72 mostly sunny

SUNDAY: 50/76 mostly sunny

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