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Published on April 21, 2024
Phoenix Braces for Week of Soaring Temperatures with Gusts Up to 25 MPH, NWS Forecasts Relief MidweekSource: Unsplash/ Rylan Hill

As the desert city of Phoenix heats up with soaring temperatures, residents are bracing for a sunny week ahead, according to the latest forecast. The National Weather Service has reported a high of 97 degrees today with winds kicking in from the south southwest at around 5 mph this afternoon. The evenings will offer some respite, as temperatures are expected to drop to a cooler 69 degrees with calm winds shifting east, according to NWS.

Continuing the trend, Monday will also see a repeat of today's conditions with the temperature topping off near 97 degrees and clear skies; the calm morning will transform as east winds of 5 to 10 mph become west southwest in the afternoon. The pattern sustains through to Tuesday, with the mercury climbing to a high near 96 degrees before winds pick up—gusting as high as 20 mph, signals a shift and Tuesday night will see the winds persist, maintaining their gusty nature and keeping the evening at a mostly clear low around 67.

For those seeking a slight cooldown, relief comes midweek; NWS predicts Wednesday will remain sunny but sees a dip in temperatures to a high near 93 degrees, with the breeze continuing its presence and potential gusts reaching up to 20 mph. The fall in temperatures is more pronounced by Thursday, with the high settling at a more comfortable 84 degrees, yet the breezy conditions will hold steady, intensifying with gusts that could peak up at 25 mph.

The rest of the week stays consistent; Friday and Saturday will be sunny with highs in the mid-80s to high-70s, and the wind isn't letting up either – residents should expect breezy days with gusts potentially hitting 25 mph, the evenings will offer cooler temperatures, with lows hovering in the high 50s to low 60s according to official forecasts.