Temperatures will be high in the Phoenix area next week in the 80s

A meteorologist from the National Weather Service is said to be expecting highs in the Phoenix around the low 80sArea from Monday.

According to Marvin Percha, a weather service meteorologist, the last of the cold air and winds from northeast Arizona, which caused several winter weather warnings earlier in the week, will be from the state in the southwest.

Percha said temperatures are expected as a result of this movementin the low 80s from next Monday, which is a bit higher at this time of the month than usual for Phoenix.

Percha said normal temperatures would be in the low 70s by mid-February, howeverMonday’s forecast does not come close to record highs. The average high temperature for February from 1981 to 2010 was 70.7 degrees, according to the weather service.

As for records, Phoenix hit its earliest 90-degree high on Wednesday five years ago.

Percha expects the warmer valley temperatures to continue Monday through Thursday and then forecasts a return to the normal low 70s.

For northern Arizona, daytime temperatures during this week are expected to rise from 30 to 40 degrees on Wednesday to 50 to 60 degrees on Friday, according to the weather service. Gusty southwest winds are expected on Saturday.

However, Thursday lows are expected to be 5 to 15 degrees colder than the seasonal average lows – the Grand Canyon could be as cold as 6 degrees.

For the next week, a meteorologist with the Flagstaff Meteorological Service said that northern Arizona is unlikely to be more than two or three degrees above the average monthly high.

Regardless, northern Arizona residents will still be getting a break from the winter storms they saw earlier this week.

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