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Phoenix reaches first sub-50 degrees low in 8 months

Sunday's low was the first sub-50 degree low since March 27.

PHOENIX — If the fall mornings in Phoenix hasn't prompted you to bring out your jackets yet, then the temperature on Sunday morning should have. 

The lowest temperature at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport reached 49 degrees long enough to be recorded, the National Weather Service announced. 

According to the NWS, Sunday's low was the first sub-50 degree low since March 27.

The temps climbed up a couple more degrees shortly after but the NWS said the record is still set. 

As for highs, the Valley will continue it's recent trend of being multiple degrees above the average temperatures for this time of the year. 

The highs for Sunday and the rest of the week will be in the high 70s to low 80s.

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“The Valley” is what locals call the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. It is considered the largest metropolitan area in the Southwest.  

The Valley is made up of various major cities other than Phoenix, including:  

  • Mesa  
  • Chandler  
  • Scottsdale  
  • Tempe  
  • Glendale  
  • Surprise  
  • Peoria  
  • Gilbert  
  • Maricopa  
  • Casa Grande 

Whether a city is in the “East Valley” or “West Valley” depends on where it is in relation to Phoenix.  

The cities of the Valley have a combined population of 4,845,832 people, according to the 2020 United States Census. This makes it the 11th largest metropolitan area in the country right behind the Boston and Atlanta areas. 

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