Chance of freezing temperatures, rain on tap for Phoenix this weekend – The Arizona Republic

A brief return to drier conditions is only expected to last until Sunday night as a “strong weather system” makes its push into Arizona.
Following a rainy weekend that produced Phoenix’s wettest day since 2021, Valley residents will continue their break from gloomy skies, however.
“We’re going to start the weekend off nice, we’re gonna be looking at mostly sunny skies on Saturday with highs in the mid-60s across the Valley.” National Weather Service Phoenix office meteorologist Isaac Smith said.
Friday is also expected to be similar, with a high of 63 and sunny skies.
Sunday the skies may start to change.
“A similar start to Sunday, but as we head into Sunday night we’re going to see those rain chances really increase. So by Sunday night to Monday, we’re looking at chances for showers climbing up to around 60 percent.” Smith said.
According to the National Weather Service Phoenix office 7-day forecast, those Sunday night showers are slated to hit mainly after 11 p.m. with a low of about 47. Showers are also expected to continue into Monday morning mainly before 11 a.m. Winds of about 5-10 mph will likely be coming from the south/southwest.
Unsurprisingly, colder temperatures are not going to let up even after the rain.
“We will be seeing colder temperatures move in later in the weekend to early next week,” Smith said. “For Monday, we’re going to be looking at highs only getting to the mid-to-upper 50s. As we get into Monday night and even Tuesday night, we’re going to be looking at lows in the Phoenix area falling down into the mid-to-upper 30s.”
Something to watch for as well, especially in areas outside of the Valley, are chances of temperatures reaching that freezing threshold.
“Even some of the outskirts of Phoenix could potentially get even closer to freezing at times next week.” Smith said.
Up to 8 inches of snow, high winds expected in northern Arizona beginning Sunday
According to a tweet from the NWS Phoenix office, areas such as Casa Grande, Globe, Payson, Wickenburg and even Tucson show a 90-plus percent chance of hitting freezing temperatures.


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