PHOENIX — The sizzling 110s are back in the Valley of the Sun!
Monday was the hottest day of the year so far as Phoenix topped out at 112 degrees.
Valley highs will drop slightly in the days ahead, but will still end up near 110 degrees each afternoon this week.
Our mornings will be warmer too with Valley lows only cooling into the upper 70s to low 80s each day.
So, limit your time outside during the hottest part of the day and stay hydrated. Keep an eye on kids and the elderly, who can be the most affected by this heat, and bring your pets inside too!
Air quality is an issue in the Valley, too.
Another Ozone High Pollution Advisory is in effect for the Phoenix metro area on Tuesday. Limit time outside if you have respiratory issues, like asthma or COPD, or you may have difficulty breathing as the pollution builds up in the afternoon hours.
With low pressure passing to our northwest this week, winds will pick up and increase wildfire danger as conditions stay dry.
A Wind Advisory is in effect along the Mogollon Rim and across northeastern Arizona on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Gusts could top 45 mph.
A Fire Weather Warning (also known as a Red Flag Warning) is also in effect for these same areas, as well as across the higher terrain north and east of the Phoenix metro.
Here in the Valley, afternoon wind gusts will peak at 25 to 30 mph over the next few days.
As we head into the weekend, high pressure will build in from the west and make things even hotter!
Phoenix could see its first 115-degree day of the year on Sunday and highs will stay above 110 degrees through the 4th of July.
While Monsoon 2023 is officially here, our forecast remains dry with no rain in sight over the next week.
2023 Rainfall totals:
Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 2.88" (-0.05" 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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