An upper level high pressure system will be in the Arizona and New Mexico region today. This will put us in a north west flow aloft. Disturbances are forecast to pass over our area which will help induce convection. Rain and thunderstorm chances will shift from the north to the south as the day progresses. A 30% chance for rain and thunderstorms is appropriate. The day will start off cloudy and then clouds will decrease throughout the day. Temperatures will rise to the upper 80’s to lower 90’s as the cooler weather continues.
After the possibility of a few leftover showers Thursday morning things will turn hot and mostly dry. The upper level ridge axis will settle over the Arizona and New Mexico region. This will put us in a northwesterly flow aloft and keep high’s out of the triple digits. High’s on Thursday and Friday will be in the middle to upper 90’s. A few disturbances are forecast to pass over the area giving us a 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms during this time frame.
Over the weekend more disturbances in the upper levels of the atmosphere will be the focus for convection. There will be a chance for showers and thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday with high’s in the low 90’s.
Quiet weather looks to settle in early next week as the upper level ridge shifts to the east. This will end our rain chances and bring temperatures back to average.
Today: Mostly cloudy. 40% Rain and thunderstorms. High Temperature: 89° Winds: E 0-5 MPH
Tonight: Partly cloudy. 10% Rain and thunderstorms. Low Temperature: 74° Winds: SE 5-10 MPH
Thursday: Mostly sunny. 20% AM Rain and thunderstorms. High Temperature: 95° Winds: S 10 MPH
Friday: Partly sunny. 20% Rain and thunderstorms. Hot. High Temperature: 96° Winds: S 10-15 G20 MPH
Saturday: Partly sunny. 40% Rain and thunderstorms. High Temperature: 91° Winds: S 5-10 > E 5-10 MPH
Sunday: Partly sunny. 30% Rain and thunderstorms. High Temperature: 90° Winds: E 5-10 MPH
Monday: Partly sunny. High Temperature: 93° Winds: ESE 5-10 MPH
Tuesday: Sunny. High Temperature: 95° Winds: SE 5-10 MPH
Average High Temperature: 92°
Average Low Temperature: 70°
Sunrise: 7:11 A.M.
Sunset: 8:08 P.M.
Meteorologist Zach Gilday