The figure above indicates the forecasted high in orange (with error bar denoting the range of ensemble forecast members), average high for this time of year in orange (dashed line), forecasted low in blue (with error bar), average low this time of year in blue (dashed line), and forecasted wind speed in purple. Note that the wind speed forecast is sustained wind (not gusts), and it is based on only one model (not an ensemble).
A large ridge of high pressure will persist over the Western U.S. for yet another week. A weak embedded cut-off low will form and retrograde westward into New Mexico and Arizona by mid week, but it will direct northeasterly flow aloft across the state and will have minimal impact on the weather. Therefore, expect sunny skies (except for a few periods of high clouds) and continued warmer and drier-than-normal conditions here in the Southwest. Most of the country should have great weather for election day tomorrow.
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