The record-breaking heat wave is lingering in Maricopa for at least another week.
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures should stay in the mid 80s with spikes to nearly 90 degrees in the middle of the week. Temperatures should drop to the low 80s by the end of the week, but weekend forecasts call for another spike into the mid 80s.
The unusually high temperatures are being caused by a lingering high pressure system.
Monday’s forecast calls for sunny skies with a high near 83 degrees. The wind should be calm near 5 mph, and the overnight low is expected to drop to 46 degrees.
A slight temperature spike is expected on Tuesday. The projected high is 86 degrees with skies remaining clear throughout the day. The wind should remain calm near 5 mph, and the overnight low is expected to be 45 degrees.
The hottest day of the week is expected to be Wednesday. The forecast calls for sunny skies with a high of 89 degrees. The wind could increase to 10 mph throughout the afternoon, but gusts should calm to 5 mph overnight. Some clouds may move into the area in the evening, but no moisture is expected. The overnight low is projected to drop to 47 degrees.
Thursday is expected to see a significant drop in temperature to 81 degrees. The partly cloudy skies should be accompanied by 5 mph winds, and the overnight low is expected to be 46 degrees.
Friday should see another drop in temperature to 80 degrees. However, Saturday is expected to rise back up to 83 degrees, and Sunday should increase to 85 degrees.
More information on the weekend’s forecast will be available as the week comes to a close.