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Clouds are forecast to move in Tuesday and drop some rain overnight and Wednesday morning. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Maricopa will be warm this week, but not as hot as last week, and rain could move in.

According to the National Weather Service, Monday’s sunny skies will stay clear overnight for a low around 64. Breezes will be 5-15 mph.

Tuesday, expect mostly sunny skies and a high near 89 and little wind. However, nighttime may bring the rain. There is a 30-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and an expected low of 63.

Wednesday, that 30-percent chance of rain continues until about 11 a.m. Then skies are expected to clear for a high near 89. The overnight low will be around 65.

Thursday has a sunny forecast and an expected high of 95. Overnight, the low will be around 66, with winds increasing to about 10 mph.

Friday is expected to be the warmest day of the week, with a high of 98 forecast. The day will be sunny and breezy, with winds from the south at 15-20 mph and gusting up to 25 mph. Friday night’s low will be around 65.

The rest of the weekend is also expected to remain in the 90s.

The forecast calls for rain Thursday and Friday but clear skies for Halloween on Saturday. Photo by Adam Wolfe

The weekend is expected to start with potentially heavy rain and thunderstorms, but by Saturday the skies are projected to clear up and usher in sunny days.

According to the National Weather Service, Thursday has a 30 percent chance of rain into the evening, and a 40 percent chance of showers throughout the night. The storms are expected to linger into Friday afternoon, but the moisture should move out by Friday night.

Friday is projected to have a 20 percent chance of rain in the morning and afternoon. The expected high is just 78 degrees, and the overnight low should drop near 53 degrees. The wind is expected to stay calm, but gusts could reach above 10 mph throughout the day.

On Halloween, the storm system is expected to be out of the area. The forecast calls for sunny skies with a high near 79 degrees. The wind is once again expected to stay calm near 5 mph, and the overnight low is projected to drop to 54 degrees.

Sunday is expected to see temperatures return to the 80s with a high of 81 degrees. The forecast calls for sunny skies, and the wind is expected to remain calm. The overnight low is expected to continue its gradual climb to 55 degrees.

Next week is expected to start with sunny days but transition to rain by mid week. According to the NWS, Monday is projected to be sunny with a high of 85 degrees. Tuesday is also expected to be sunny, but the temperature is projected to drop 10 degrees to 73 for the high.

By Wednesday, a new storm system could arrive in the area. More information will be available as the weekend comes to a close.

After warm days, rain may creep into the picture for Thursday and Friday. Photo by Adam Wolfe

The upcoming week is projected to see mostly clear skies with high temperatures reaching near 90 degrees, but potential storms could roll in by the weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, Maricopa residents can expect to see sunny days with temperatures in the mid to high 80s through Wednesday, but storms could move into the area on Thursday. There is currently a 20 percent chance of rain for Thursday into the weekend.

Monday is projected to be mostly sunny with a high of 88 degrees. The calm wind should remain near 5 mph, and the overnight low is expected to drop to 63 degrees. Some clouds may move in toward the afternoon, but no moisture is expected.

The forecast for Tuesday calls for similar weather as well. Residents should expect to see sunny skies with a high near 87 degrees. Once again, clouds may move in toward the evening, but no moisture is expected. The wind is expected to remain near 5 mph, and the overnight low should drop to 64 degrees.

The high temperature is expected to continue is gradual drop to 86 degrees on Wednesday. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and calm wind. Clouds are expected to move in Wednesday night, but no moisture is expected until Thursday. The overnight low may be 65 degrees.

By Thursday, a new storm system is expected to move into the area. According to the National Weather Service, there is currently a 20 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms for Thursday afternoon. The high for the day is expected to reach 82 degrees, but the potential rain could cool the area down significantly. The overnight low is expected to drop below 60 degrees.

The storms are expected to last through Thursday evening and Friday. At this time, the forecast calls for a “slight chance of rain” through Friday, but more information on the weekend’s weather conditions will be available as the work week comes to a close.

Maricopa will have clear skies and temperatures in the 80s this weekend. Photo by Adam Wolfe

After storms hit Maricopa early in the week, sunny skies are breaking through for the weekend, and the autumn and winter days Arizona residents brag about are nearly upon us.

According to the National Weather Service, residents can expect to see sunny days with highs in the mid-80s throughout the weekend. Some clouds may appear, but no moisture is expected until late next week.

The forecast for Friday calls for sunny skies with a high near 84 degrees. The wind is expected to stay calm near 8 mph throughout the day, and the overnight low is projected to be 59 degrees.

Saturday is also shaping up to be a mildly hot and sunny day. The projected high for Saturday is 87 degrees, and the wind should once again remain calm near 8 mph. The overnight low is expected to drop to 62 degrees.

Sunday is expected to round out the weekend with another sunny day. The forecast calls for mostly clear skies and a high near 88 degrees. Once again, the wind is expected to stay calm, and the overnight low is projected to drop to 65 degrees.

As the new week approaches, sunny skies are expected to stay through Wednesday, but storms could return to the area on Thursday. More information will be available as the weekend comes to a close.

Be prepared for blowing dust in some areas.

After a record breaking week of heat, the weekend forecast calls for rain and thunderstorms through Sunday.

According to the National Weather Service, the storms that blew in today will last through Sunday evening. The chances of rain will lessen throughout the weekend, but strong winds and rain are expected.

Friday started with mostly sunny skies but transitioned to cloudy by the afternoon. The projected high is 93 degrees, but the afternoon is expected to cool down significantly when the storms roll in. There is currently a 60 percent chance of rain for the afternoon and a 70 percent chance of rain throughout the night. The winds are expected to be moderate near 15 mph, but gusts could reach as high as 25 mph overnight.

The storms are expected to last through Saturday as well. The cloudy day is expected to see a high of 88 degrees. There is also a 30 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms throughout the afternoon, but the chances of moisture drop to 20 percent overnight. The wind is expected to stay near 10 mph, but gusts could reach up to 20 mph throughout the day.

The storm system is expected to linger into Sunday, but there is only a 20 percent chance of rain throughout the afternoon and evening. The high for the day is expected to be 90 degrees, and winds should stay near 10 mph.

As the new week approaches, the storms are expected to blow out. Sunny days are projected with high temperatures dipping into the mid to high 80s. More information will be available as the weekend comes to a close.

Maricopa will stay hot - in triple-digits - through the week. Photo by Adam Wolfe

After a few weeks of stormy weather, Maricopa residents can expect to see hot, sunny days throughout the work week.

According to the National Weather Service, the temperatures for the week should range between 101 and 105 degrees. The skies are expected to be mostly clear, and no moisture is in the forecast until Sunday.

For Monday, residents can expect to see partly cloudy skies with a high near 102 degrees. The winds are expected to stay calm near 6 mph, and road conditions are expected to be clear for commuters returning home. The air quality report from the Cowtown Air Quality Index listed Monday as having good (green) air quality. However, the expectation for Tuesday drops to moderate (yellow) air quality.

The forecast for Tuesday calls for sunny skies and a high near 103 degrees. The wind is once again expected to stay calm near 6 mph. The overnight low is expected to dip into the low 70s as well.

The rest of the work week is shaping up to be similar. Wednesday is expected to see clear skies and a high near 105 degrees, while Thursday is projected to be nearly identical with sunny skies and a high near 104 degrees. Friday’s forecast is for temperatures to drop slightly to 102 degrees, but for skies to remain clear.

According to the NWS, there is a potential for rain and thunderstorms on Sunday, but the forecast currently calls for a sunny Saturday. The weekend forecast will become clearer as the work week winds down.

Clouds rolled in overnight for an overcast Thursday in Maricopa. Photo by Adam Wolfe

By Adam Wolfe

The weekend is expected to feature excessive heat and possible storms before making way to mostly sunny skies.

According to the National Weather Service, there is a 30 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms moving into the area on Thursday and lasting through Friday night. The storms are expected to blow out Saturday morning, and residents should see mostly sunny days around 106 degrees for the rest of the weekend.

The projected high for Thursday is 108 degrees. The wind is expected to stay relatively calm with occasional gusts reaching 13 mph. There is a 30 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m., and the storm system is expected to linger into Friday as well.

Friday is also expected to be hot with a high near 106 degrees despite the possibility of storms throughout the day. The forecast is mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. The winds are expected to pick up with gusts reaching as high as 23 mph.

The storm system is expected to blow out by Saturday and give way to mostly sunny skies. The projected high for Saturday is 106 degrees. The winds are expected to calm down to a mild 10 mph as well.

Sunday is also projected to be mostly sunny with a high of 106 degrees. The winds are expected to stay relatively calm once again, and the sky should remain clear throughout the night.

As the new week approaches, the possibility of storms will return. According to the NWS, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week are currently projected to have a “slight chance of thunderstorms.” The forecast will become more clear as the new week approaches.