High pressure will prevail over the Southwest most of this week, though disturbances moving through the Great Basin to our north will bring periods of high clouds and breezes. The only chance of precipitation will be on Saturday as an upper-air trough is expected to move across the Southwest from west to east, leading to windy conditions, slight cooling, partly to mostly cloudy skies, and a slight chance of rain showers or weak thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon – evening. Otherwise, should be dry and warmer than normal.
Continued warmer and dryer-than-normal conditions are expected to persist for the next several months until the onset of the monsoon in late June or July.
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