An upper-level ridge will move across the Southwest Tuesday-Wednesday, giving rise to a pronounced warming trend. Then, high clouds will stream across the state on Wed. and breezes will increase as another upper-level trough approaches Arizona from the west.
On Thursday – Friday, the upper-level trough will dig into northern Mexico and shift eastward. Most of the lifting with this trough will be located to our south, but one can expect cooler conditions on Thurs. – Fri. with a chance of light rain showers. About .25” accumulation is to be expected, mainly Thursday evening to Friday afternoon, but with a lingering slight chance of rain showers but tapering off on Friday evening.
For those attending Acker Night, be prepared for the slight possibility of light rain showers Friday evening and temps in the lower 40s dropping into the 30s as the skies clear.
Drier, warmer conditions are expected to return for the coming weekend as high pressure rebuilds, but another storm or two is indicated in long-range forecasts for next week.
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