Be cautious when driving.
The figure above indicates the forecasted high in orange (with error bar denoting the range of ensemble forecast members), average high for this time of year in orange (dashed line), forecasted low in blue (with error bar), average low this time of year in blue (dashed line), and forecasted wind speed in purple. Note that the wind speed forecast is sustained wind (not gusts), and it is based on only one model (not an ensemble).
Very windy and cooler today as a strong upper trough and associated surface frontal system dig southeastward across Arizona. Expect very windy conditions today, gradually tapering off tonight and tomorrow. Moisture will be somewhat limited, but expect a chance of scattered light rain showers and possibly weak thunderstorms today and tonight, with a slight chance of rain on Tuesday.
Temperatures will drop to near or below freezing tonight, so protect your fruit blossoms!
Expect pronounced warming by the middle of the week, with temperatures rising back up above normal by Thursday.
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