A wet week in store, as a slow-moving Pacific low brings abundant moisture into our area, starting Tuesday morning. As Longfellow wrote: “Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall.” So it will be this week. Enjoy!
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For today, mostly sunny. Starting Tuesday morning, periods of mostly light to moderate rainfall are expected each day through Friday, with the heaviest rainfall likely occurring on Thursday night. Once the ground is saturated, heavier rainfall later in the week will cause rivers, creeks and normally dry washes to rise. Highs will be in the 50’s, with snow levels above 7500 ft. A chance of lingering showers is expected for the weekend.
Additional notes for the weather nuts out there:
Computer models have been consistent in forecasting widespread rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches of rainfall over much of the state, including Phoenix. Higher amounts are expected over south-facing slopes, especially over the mountains to the east of Phoenix and south of the Mogollon Rim. There is some uncertainty of timing of individual “blobs” of energy. Check the forecast before venturing outdoors.
Mark Sinclair, Ph.D.
Program Chair and Professor, Meteorology
Department of Applied Aviation Sciences, College of Aviation
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