PHOENIX — An Ozone High Pollution Advisory is in effect for the Phoenix metro area through Saturday.
That means ozone pollution will reach unhealthy levels for kids, older adults and anyone with any kind of respiratory conditions, like asthma or COPD. If this includes you, limit time outside in the afternoon hours or you could have difficulty breathing.
Winds will pick up again over the weekend, helping to improve our air quality by Sunday and drop temperatures.
Here in the Valley, peak wind gusts could top 30 mph Sunday afternoon.
There is now a Wind Advisory in effect Sunday from noon MST to 8 pm MST for the eastern Mogollon and White Mountains, north into the Little Colorado River Valley. This includes cities like Heber, Winslow, Show Low, and Pinetop.
Winds will come from the south at 15-25 mph, with gust potential up to 45 mph.
Gusty winds across the state could blow around unsecured objects and can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
Those high winds will also increase fire danger across our state as conditions stay dry.
By Monday, we could see a few spotty showers and thunderstorms across northern Arizona as another storm system passes through
That will also bring in some cooler air with temperatures here in the Valley falling into the mid-90s on Sunday and Monday. That will put us several degrees below normal for this time of year.
We also continue to track a Flood Warning that remains in effect for parts of the Gila River in southwestern Arizona as the flow increases due to water releases from the Painted Rock Dam. This warning remains in effect through June 13th. Do not attempt to cross any flooded roadways.
Toward the middle to end of next week, high pressure will return and so will the triple digits.
Temperatures in Phoenix could 105 degrees again by Friday.
2023 Rainfall totals:
Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 2.88" (-0.04" from average)
Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 3.36"
2022 Rainfall totals:
Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 5.78" (-1.44" from average)
Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 7.02"
Daily rainfall reports from all across the Valley can be found here.
PHOENIX IS GETTING DRIER - LOWER RAINFALL AVERAGES NOW
Average Monsoon Rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 2.71" of rain
NEW Average Monsoon Rainfall in Phoenix (1991-2020): 2.43" of rain
Average Yearly Rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 8:03" of rain
NEW Average Yearly Rainfall in Phoenix (1991-2020): 7.22" of rain
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