Dry weather will be the theme with an increase in southwest winds on Thursday. There is a wind advisory for Coconino County from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph there. Areas of blowing dust are possible along with areas of smoke due to the lightning-caused Whiskey Fire near Flagstaff.

A red flag warning is also in place Thursday for portions of Coconino and Mohave counties due to the strong winds and relative humidity values dropping between 10-15 percent. 

In the Valley, 25 mph gusts will be possible in the afternoon and evening Thursday.

Looking ahead to next week, a low-pressure system could draw in some tropical moisture and increase rain chances Sunday night through midweek.

Thursday -- 78/102 breezy

Friday -- 74/97 sunny

Saturday – 72/97 sunny

Sunday -- 72/98 increasing clouds, p.m. rain chance

Monday -- 75/90 Showers and thunderstorms

Tuesday -- 72/91 Showers and thunderstorms

Wednesday -- 71/91 slight chance showers and thunderstorms

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