Occasional clouds aren't expected to have much impact as temperatures climb upward this weekend. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Maricopa weather will be warm with a slight chance for rain this weekend before heading into extremely hot days, according to the National Weather Service.

Today is expected to top out at 106 degrees F but with heat index values as high as 111. The day will be mostly sunny and breezy. Winds of 10-15 mph may gust up to 20 mph. The night has a 10-percent chance of rain and a predicted low of 83.

Friday is forecast to be mostly sunny with a high near 107. A 10-percent chance for rain returns in the afternoon, and the nighttime low will be around 83.

Saturday will be mostly sunny, though the 10-percent chance of precipitation continues until 11 p.m. The high may reach 106. Overnight, the low will be around 83 with winds gusting as high as 20 mph.

Sunday is likely to be mostly sunny and hot, with the temperature rising to 110. The night will be mostly clear, and the low will be around 84.

That starts off a week that already has an “excessive heat watch” issued by NWS from Monday through Wednesday and no predicted rain early in the week.


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