By Adam Wolfe
Maricopa resident should expect to see sunny days with highs around 100 degrees to start the weekend before storms move in on Sunday.
According to the National Weather Service, Saturday should feature mostly sunny skies with highs between 101 and 103 degrees. As the weekend draws to a close, a storm system is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms to the area through Tuesday.
Saturday should see much of the same weather as Friday. The temperature is expected to slightly spike to 103 degrees, but the skies are still expected to be mostly sunny throughout the day.
The wind is also expected to stay calm near 6 mph, and the overnight low should drop to 79 degrees. A new storm system is expected to arrive in Maricopa on Sunday.
According to the NWS, there is a 30 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms after 11 a.m., and the storms are expected to last through the night. The projected high for the day is 101 degrees, and the wind is expected to gust near 11 mph. The storms are expected to last through the night.
Monday is also projected to be a stormy day. There is a 30 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms throughout the morning and afternoon. The chances of thunderstorms decrease into the evening, but the possibility of rain will remain through the night. The projected high for Monday is 97 degrees.
According to the NWS, Tuesday is currently projected to be breezy with a high of just 93 degrees. There is a “slight chance of thunderstorms” throughout the day, but the forecast will become more accurate as the new week approaches.