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Hidden Valley shows elevated levels

Pinal County Department of Air Quality issued an ozone high-pollution advisory for Pinal County on Wednesday.

Forecast weather conditions (sunny and 112 in Maricopa) combined with existing ozone levels are expected to result in ozone concentrations that pose a health risk.

Ozone is an air contaminant that can cause breathing difficulties for children and people with respiratory problems. A decrease in physical activity is recommended.

Particulate matter (PM10) in and around Hidden Valley was elevated again Tuesday morning, according to the air-quality department.

“While the Hidden Valley PM10 daily average isn’t expected to exceed the health standard today, these elevated early morning hours show that there still is the possibility on any given day, and it’s all dependent on local dust generating activities, local dust controls and Mother Nature,” forecaster Scott DiBiasi stated.

By Thursday, increased winds may bring in some clouds. At this point, however, no rain is in the weekend forecast.

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Clear skies over Cobblestone Farms. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

High temperatures this week will alternate between plain hot and excessively hot in Maricopa, according to the National Weather Service.

Today will be sunny with the high topping out around 107 degrees F. Skies will remain clear overnight as the low bottoms out around 73.

Tuesday, the forecast is sunny with heat entering the heat-warning zone with a high of 111. The nighttime low will be around 75.

Wednesday is expected to the hottest day of the week, despite increasing winds. The high may reach 112 during the day, while the overnight low is 75. Breezes from the west may grow to 15 mph.

Thursday, the heat will still be dangerous under sunny skies, but the high is expected to be only 109. Overnight, the low will be around 75 with winds gust up to 25 mph.

Friday, look for highs near 107 again with sunny skies and continued breezes. The night will be mostly clear with a low around 74 and gusting winds.

That leads to a weekend of normal hot temperatures and decreasing breezes.

Nothing but blue skies and heat in store this weekend in Maricopa. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Thursday and into Friday morning. In parts of Pinal County, an air-quality alert is in place, as well.

Today will be sunny and hot, with a high near 110 degrees F. Skies will remain clear overnight as the low will be around 77.

Friday is expected to be more of the same, with a high temperature near 111. The nighttime low will be around 77.

Saturday will remain sunny but the high will drop to around 107. The overnight low will be about 73 degrees under clear skies.

Sunday‘s forecast includes sun and a high near 104. The overnight low will be around 72.

Temperatures are expected to climb back into the danger zone of 110 and higher at the start of next week.

During a heat warning, there is increased potential for heat-related illness. Those active outside during afternoon hours or those without access to air conditioning are most at risk.

Pinal County Department of Air Quality issued an ozone high-pollution advisory, indicating ozone levels can lead to respiratory problems.

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Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Maricopa’s triple-digit temperatures will gradually climb back into the danger zone later this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Today will be sunny with a high just around 100 degrees F. Skies will remain clear over night with a low around 69.

Tuesday, expect more clear skies and a high of 103 during the day and an overnight low of 71.

Wednesday the high will be near 107, the zone of a heat watch, while the sky remains sunny. The nighttime low will be around 74.

Thursday is forecast to shoot back into excessive-heat-warning territory with a high of 110 under sunny skies. The overnight low is expected to be around 75.

Friday expects more of the same, with sunny skies and high near 112. Breezes are forecast to begin a pickup to 5-15 mph. The nighttime low may be around 75.

That leads into a weekend that, from this distance, is forecast to be hot and breezy, with gusting winds doing little to cool things off.

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With clouds moving in, high temperatures are expected to drop into the 90s this weekend. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

The National Weather Service is still predicting a chance of showers as part of Maricopa’s weekend weather.

Today‘s weather continues an excessive heat warning as the high temperature is expected to be 108 with mostly sunny skies. The nighttime low will be around 82.

Friday, however, comes in with lots of clouds and a 20-percent chance of showers. The high will likely only be 95. During the night, the likelihood of rain jumps to 40 percent and low will be around 71.

Saturday, there is a 30-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 a.m. Afterward, the day will be mostly sunny with a high near 97. Breezes will increase to 10-15 mph with gusts of 20 mph. By nighttime, the chance for rain will decrease to 10 percent, and the low will be around 69.

Sunday is expected to be sunny with a high of 100. The overnight low will be around 67.

That leads to a week of steady triple digits and clear skies.

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Roofing tiles wait during house construction in Maricopa. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

The extreme heat warning that was in place last week continues in the early days of this week, but rain is not far away, according to the National Weather Service.

Today‘s high is expected to be 109 under sunny skies. Tonight will be clear with a low around 71.

Tuesday is forecast to be sunny and hot, with a high near 110. The night will be partly cloudy with a low around 78.

Wednesday may be mostly sunny as temperatures soar to 111. Afternoon clouds will move in again, and the overnight low will be around 80.

Thursday, temperatures are expected to remain in the danger zone, with a high of 108 under mostly sunny skies. Winds will begin to pick up in the afternoon, however, blowing at 5-15 mph with 20 mph gusts. That will bring a 20-percent chance of showers overnight and a low around 77.

Friday, the chance of showers and thunderstorms continues at 20 percent. The day should be partly sunny with a low of around 101 and breezes of 5-15 mph. Overnight, the chance of rain increases to 30 percent, and the low will be around 72.

The extended forecast sees the possibility of precipitation increase Saturday when the high temperature is expected to stay below 100.

Afternoon clouds will make only a passing acquaintance with Maricopa this weekend. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

It will be a hot weekend with slight breezes and only passing clouds for Maricopa and a continuing heat warning, according to the National Weather Service.

Today is sunny with an expected high of 107 degrees F. Winds will be 5-15 mph in the afternoon, with gusts up to 20 mph. Tonight will be clear with a low around 69.

Friday the forecast calls for sunny skies with a high near 109 and breezes of 5-10 mph. The overnight low will be around 73.

Saturday will likely be sunny and hot, with a high near 110. The nighttime low will be around 73.

Sunday’s forecast sees lots of sun and a high near 108. Winds will return to 5-15 mph with 20-mph gusts. The night is expected to be mostly clear with a low around 72.

The triple digits remain in place for next week, though a few more high clouds will move in.

The overpass is under construction, but anyone working outside this week is under a heat warning. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

This week begins and ends under a heat advisory as residents are asked to take extra caution when outside, according to the National Weather Service.

Today is sunny and hot, with the high expected to reach 110 degrees F. The NWS heat warning from Sunday continues. The night will be mostly clear with a low of 72 and winds of 5-10 mph gusting as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday, expect another sunny day and a high near 107. The overnight low will be around 70 under mostly clear skies.

Wednesday will look similar, with sunny skies and a high near 106 followed by an nighttime low of 70.

Thursday‘s expected high is 108 with light and variable winds and sunny skies. The night will be mostly clear with a low around 73.

Friday‘s high climbs back to 109 with sun and calm winds. Expect an overnight low of 78.

By Saturday, the high temperature will shoot back to 110, keeping the heat warning in place for all outdoor activities during the coming weekend.

The excessive heat warning indicates an increased potential for heat-related illness, especially for those working outside in the afternoon. Drink more water than usual and avoid alcohol, sugar and caffeine. Wear light-colored clothing and wide-brimmed hat when working outside and take frequent rests. Never leave a child or animal in a vehicle.

Early symptoms of heat illness include headache, thirst and muscle cramps. Serious symptoms include weakness, skin that is cool to the touch, fast but weak pulse, nausea and fainting. Severe symptoms include hot and red, dry skin, fast and strong pulse, sweating that has stopped and unconsciousness. Untreated heat illness can lead to fatal heat stroke.

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Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Get ready for a scorching weekend. The National Weather Service is forecasting excessive heat on Sunday in a week of triple-digit temperatures.

Today will be sunny with a high near 102 degrees F. Winds are expected to be 10-15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Tonight will be clear with a low around 66.

Friday, winds will calm to around 5 mph as the day remains sunny and the high reaches only 101. The overnight low will be around 69.

Saturday is forecast to be sunny with a high near 106. The night is expected to be clear with a low around 71.

Sunday, prepare for a high near 109 under sunny skies and only calm breezes. The night will be clear with a low around 72.

Monday, also, is expected to have a high of 109 to start of another warm week.

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Time to find your nice, shady spot to spend the summer as temperatures begin climb toward 110.

Increasingly hot temperatures and clear skies are staples of this week’s weather in Maricopa, according to the National Weather Service.

Today, the high will be near 104 degrees F with sunny skies and calm winds. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 71.

Wednesday is expected to have a high near 104, as well, with winds increasing to 5-10 mph. The overnight low will be aournd 67 as skies remain clear.

Thursday‘s forecast calls for sunny skies and high temperature cooling to 102 with winds of 5-15 mph gusing to 20 mph. The night will be mostly clear with a low around 67.

Friday, the high will stay around 102 with sunny skies and calm winds. The low is expected to be around 69.

From this distance, the weekend looks like a scorcher, with temperatures soaring toward 110 and no precipitation in sight.

Province. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

With highs in the high 90s and low 100s, Maricopa has a warm and breezy Memorial Day weekend ahead, according to the National Weather Service.

Today, the temperature is expected to peak at 99 degrees F, and winds will come from the southeast at 5-10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight, for Maricopa High School’s outdoor graduation ceremony, skies will be clear and the low around 65.

Friday is forecast to be sunny with a high near 100 with light breezes staying at 5-10 mph. The night will be mostly clear, and the low will be around 65.

Saturday, expect the breeze to turn to wind of 5-15 mph and gust up to 20 mph during the day, which should be sunny. The high will stay around 94. The overnight low will be around 63.

Sunday‘s outlook is for sunny skies and a high near 96 and barely a breeze at all. The night is expected to be clear with a low around 66.

Monday, Memorial Day, is forecast to be sunny with a high near 100 during the day and most clear at night with a low around 69.

That leads into a triple-digit week to start summer vacation.

Train passing water tower at sunset. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Maricopa temperatures are expected to creep toward 100 again this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Today, the high is expected to reach 97, but the sunny day will be breezy with winds of 10-15 mph gusting to 25 mph. The overnight low will be around 63 under mostly clear skies.

Tuesday, the forecast sees sunny skies and a high near 94, the coolest of the week. Winds will be 5-15 mph with continuing gusts up to 25 mph. The nighttime low will be around 61.

Wednesday has sunny skies on the menu with a high near 96. The low will be around 65 with skies remaining clear.

Thursday is expected to have the first triple digit result of the week, with a high of 100 and sunny skies. The overnight low will be around 66.

Friday is forecast to be sunny with a high near 102. The night will be mostly clear with a low around 70.

That leads into a weekend that from this distance will be in triple digits with barely a cloud in sight.

Southern view in Maricopa. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

The weekend will see plenty of sun and moderately warm temperatures in Maricopa, according to the National Weather Service.

Today, temperatures will peak at around 97 degrees F. The day is expecte to be breezy, with winds of 10-15 mph gusted up to 25 mph. Tonight, the low will be around 63 as the winds ease.

Friday, expect sunny skies and high near 94 with light breezes. The overnight low will be around 63 and skies remain clear.

Saturday, the forecast sees a high near 96 and sunny skies. The low will be around 64.

Sunday, the high will be near 98 during a sunny day and the low will be around 65 on a clear night.

That leads into a week that will look similar, with an increase in winds into Monday.

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Cornfields catch some rays south of Maricopa. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Lots of sun and moderately warm temperatures are in Maricopa’s forecast this week, according to the National Weather Service. Winds are also expected to kick up midweek.

Today, the high temperature is expected to be around 94 degrees F with sunny skies and light breezes. The night is forecast to be clear with a low around 62.

Tuesday‘s outlook is similar, with sunny skies and high near 94 during the day and an overnight low of 64.

Wednesday heats up to 99 degrees and will be sunny again. The nighttime low is expected to be 64.

Thursday, breezes build to 10-15 mph in the afternoon with gusts as high as 25 mph. The day will be sunny with a high near 96. The nighttime low will be around 64 under clear skies as winds decrease.

Friday, expect sunny skies and a high near 95 as breezes continue to ebb. The overnight low will be around 63.

The weekend will see increasingly warm days as temperatures return to triple digits.

Be prepared for blowing dust in some areas.

This weekend, temperatures are expected to drop a bit as winds increase, according to the National Weather Service. The forecast includes an air-quality alert, a wind advisory and a red-flag warning.

Today is sunny with a high expected to reach 106, triggering a heat watch. Pinal County Department of Air Quality issued an “airborne coarse particle high pollution advisory” as blowing dust and winds increase overnight. The nighttime low is expected to be around 68, with winds 5-15 mph and gusting as high as 20 mph.

Friday, look for blowing dust from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. in an otherwise clear day. The high is forecast to be near 101. Winds will increase from 5-15 mph to 15-25 mph and gust as high as 35 mph. The wind advisory will be in effect from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., indicating possible hazardous driving conditions for high-profile vehicles. It is also a day of red-flag warning, any fires can spread quickly. The low will be around 66 in a windy night.

Saturday will be sunny with high near 93 degrees. Winds are expected to be 10-20 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph. The overnight low will be around 61 with continuing windy conditions.

Sunday, Mother’s Day, will likely be sunny with a high near 92. The winds will ease to 5-15 mph with gusts of 20 mph. The nighttime low again will be around 61.

That will lead into a typical Maricopa mid-spring week of sun and high 90s and low 100s.


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Monday morning clouds belie a forecast for a hot, sunny week in Maricopa.

Maricopa temperatures will remain in the triple digits each day this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Today is forecast to be mostly sunny with some clouds and a high near 104 with light winds. The overnight low will be around 65 under clear skies.

Tuesday, expect a sunny day with a high near 103 and a nighttime low near 66.

Wednesday looks to have sunny skies and a high near 104 with light winds up to 10 mph. The night will be clear with a low around 68.

Thursday may be a near-copy of Wednesday, with clear skies and a high of 104, but with winds increasing to 10-15 mph and 20 mph gusts. The overnight low will be around 70 under clear skies.

Friday‘s forecast calls for a sunny day with a high near 101 and increasing winds of 15-20 mph, gusting to 30 mph. The nighttime low will be around 67.

From this far out, high temperatures are expected to fall into the 90s for the weekend.

Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Enjoy Thursday’s mild weather, because the weekend forecast is cooking up a heat watch, according to the National Weather Service.

Today is expected to be sunny with a high near 83 degrees F and an overnight low around 58.

Friday, the forecast calls for a high jumping to 93 under sunny skies. Overnight, the sky will remain clear while the low drops to 62.

Saturday heads into triple digits. Expect a high near 101 with only mild wind and sunny skies. The night will be mostly clear with a low around 68.

Sunday, the high is expected to be 106, triggering the heat watch, in effect all day, as the skies remain sunny. A heat watch goes into effect when temperatures are 105-107. The nighttime low will be around 69.

Triple digits are expected to remain in place for at least the first half of next week with only a few clouds in the long-term forecast.

During a heat watch, temperatures of 105 or above will significantly increase the potential for heat related illness. Those working or being active outdoors during the daytime or those without access to adequate air conditioning will be most at risk.

Never leave kids or pets unattended in cars. Drink more water than usual and avoid alcohol, sugar, and caffeine. When outdoors, wear light colored clothing and a wide-brimmed hat to keep your head and body cooler. Take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Public places with air conditioning include libraries, community centers, government buildings, malls, and special refuge stations.

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Mostly clear skies over the overpass construction site in midtown Maricopa. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

A week that starts with mild temperatures (and even a tiny chance of rain) will build to triple digits by week’s end, according to the National Weather Service.

Monday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high ear 87 degrees F, cooled by breezes of 10-15 mph gusting up to 20 mph.
Overnight should be partly cloudy with a low around 58.

Tuesday, the forecast calls for partly sunny skies and high near 81 and winds increasing to 15-20 mph and gusting as high as 30 mph.
There is a 10-percent chance of precipitation overnight as the low drops to about 53.

Wednesday is looking at a continuing 10-percent chance of showers, though the day will be mostly sunny with a high near 77.
The night will be mostly clear with a low around 52.

Thursday is expected to warm up to 84 under sunny skies.
The overnight low will be around 58.

Friday‘s forecast sees sun and a high near 94 followed by an overnight low around 62.

NWS expects the high temperature to hit 100 on Saturday and then grow even warmer Sunday. Check InMaricopa.com on Thursday for a weekend forecast.

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The sun tries to peak through a high pollution day that expects to get close to 100.

A sunny and warm weekend is trending toward a mild week of weather for Maricopa, according to the National Weather Service.

Today, however, will be hot with a high near 99 degrees F as teachers rally at the state capitol. Continuing through the day is an air-quality warning of ozone pollution. The night will be partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

Friday, the forecast is for a sunny day with a high near 98 and a mostly clear night with a low around 65.

Saturday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 97 and winds increasing to 10-15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. The nighttime low will be around 59 as the breezes continue.

Sunday also looks to be sunny, but with the high dropping to 92. The overnight low will most likely be around 58 under mostly clear skies.

The temperatures are expected to drop even more going into next week, with daily highs expected in the mid-80s while breezy conditions continue.

Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Temperatures in the mid- to upper-90s and lots of sun are in the forecast for Maricopa this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Today, the high temperature is expected to be 95 degrees F under sunny skies. The night will be mostly clear with a low around 62.

Tuesday, look for a mostly sunny day and a high near 97. The overnight low is expected to be around 63 under partly cloudy skies and winds of 5-10 mph.

Wednesday’s forecast is for mostly sunny with the high again near 97. The nighttime low will be around 64.

Thursday is expected to be sunny with the high temperature climbing to 98. The nighttime forecast is for mostly clear with a low around 67.

Friday‘s high temperature is expected to be 97 with sunny skies. The low will get down to around 66 overnight.

That leads to a weekend in the mid- to low-90s and moderate breezes.


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The wind ruffles flags and water in Sorrento. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

After the dust clears, Maricopa is in for a warm and sunny weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Today continues to be sunny but windy with a high of 84 degrees F and southwest winds of 15-25 mph gusting to 35 mph. Tonight, blowing dust is expected to continue until around 9 p.m. The night will be breezy with a low around 50.

Friday is forecast to be sunny with a high near 80 and winds 5-15 mph. The overnight low will be around 55 with winds becoming light and variable after midnight.

Saturday calls for clear skies and high near 89 degrees. The night will be partly cloudy, with the low temperature around 60.

Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny, with temperatures climbing back into the 90s for a high near 94. The overnight low will be around 61 under mostly clear skies.

That leads into a mostly clear week of increasingly warm temperatures in the upper 90s.


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Winds are blowing dust across Maricopa again Monday, blocking the sun.

Moderate temperatures, sunny skies and occasionally strong winds are in store for Maricopa this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Today, patchy blowing dust will continue into evening along with cloudy skies, which will gradually clear. The overnight low will be around 51 degrees F. Winds are expected to be 10-20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

Tuesday, the forecast calls for sunny skies and a high near 78. The night will be clear with a low around 47 and light breezes.

Wednesday is also expected to be sunny, warming up to 86 degrees during the day. The nighttime will be clear with a low around 52.

Thursday, the wind return with patchy blowing dust after 4 p.m. Otherwise, the day looks to be sunny with a high near 85. Winds will increase to 15-20 mph, gusting to 30 mph until around 9 p.m. The low is expected to be around 48.

Friday’s forecast calls for sun and a high near 81 degrees. Winds will continue at 10-15 mph with gusts as high as 20 mph. The overnight low will be around 52.

That clears the way for a mostly sunny and increasingly hot weekend.


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Despite high winds,, the forecast sees mostly sunny days ahead. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

A windy Thursday is expected to lead into a weekend of moderately warm temperatures in Maricopa, according to the National Weather Service.

Today, look for patchy blowing dust after 2 p.m. Otherwise, the day should be sunny with a high near 84 degrees F. The wind will be from the west at 20-30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. A red-flag warning is in place from noon to 9 p.m. Overnight, the blowing dust will continue until 8 p.m. as the low drops to around 51.

Friday is forecast to be sunny with a high near 78 as winds lessen to 15-20 mph (gusts up to 30 mph). A red-flag warning is in place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The nighttime low will be around 49.

Saturday, the winds are expected to dissipate to 5-10 mph breezes as the high hits 82 under sunny skies. The night will also be clear with a low around 52.

Sunday looks to warm up to 92 for a high during a sunny day. The night will be partly cloudy with a low around 58.

The extended forecast sees mostly sunny days next week with temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s, with elevated winds possible Monday.

Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Maricopa’s temperatures are reaching for triple digits in Maricopa, but strong winds may cool down days later in the week, according to the National Weather Service.

Tonight is expected to be clear with a low around 60.

Tuesday, the forecast calls for a high near 99 degrees and sunny skies. The night will be mostly clear with a low around 61.

Wednesday, the high will again shoot for 99 with lots of sun, while the night is mostly clear with a low around 62. Breezes will increase from 5-10 mph to 10-15 mph.

Thursday looks to be sunny with a high near 88 but with patchy blowing dust after 3 p.m. Breezes will increase to 15-20 mph in the afternoon with gusts up to 30 mph. The nighttime low will be around 54 while the winds and blowing dust continue until 9 p.m.

Friday is expected to be sunny with a high near 80 degrees and winds of 10-15 mph carrying gusts of 25 mph. The overnight low will be around 52.

The weekend, from this far out, is forecast to be sunny with temperatures in the mid-80s to low 90s.


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A portal to Glennwilde barely blocks the sun. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Look for some shade. With increasingly hot temperature and the evaporation of any chance of rain, this will be a warm weekend for Maricopa.

Today, the high is expected to hit 92 degrees F. Winds of 5-10 mph will continue into the night, when skies will be partly cloudy and the low around 59.

Friday, the forecast sees mostly sunny with a high near 93 and winds of 10-15 mph. The winds will calm slightly overnight, when the low will be around 60.

Saturday will be nearly identical, with sunny skies and high near 94. The night will be partly cloudy with a low around 65 and winds developing 20 mph gusts.

Sunday is expected to by sunny and breezy with a high of 90 and gusting winds up to 20 mph. The overnight low will be around 57 under mostly clear skies.

That leads to a week that is forecast to be in the mid-90s. 


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Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

A mostly sunny week with warm temperatures and easy breezes if forecast for Maricopa, according to the National Weather Service.

Today is expected to be sunny with a high near 87 degrees F and winds at 5-10 mph. Tonight, the low temperature will to around 53.

Tuesday, the forecast calls for sunny skies and a high near 85. The overnight low will be around 55 under mostly clear skies.

Wednesday will likely have a high of 90 under sunny skies, and the nighttime low is expected drop to 57 with 5 mph winds.

Thursday is looking to be mostly sunny with a high near 94. The night will be partly cloudy with a low around 58.

Friday’s forecast is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 92 and winds of 5-10 mph. The overnight low will be around 59 under mostly cloudy skies.

That leads into a weekend that currently looks volatile with warm temperatures, increasing winds and even a small chance of showers.


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Mostly clear skies and warm temperatures will mark Easter weekend. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Get out the sunscreen. Warm temperatures and mostly sunny skies are in the Easter weekend forecast for Maricopa, according to the National Weather Service.

Today is sunny with a high near 86 degrees F, and the overnight low will be around 55.

Friday, expect another sunny day with a high near 89 and a nighttime low of 56.

Saturday is forecast to be even warmer under mostly sunny skies, with a high of 91 degrees and winds of 5-10 mph. The overnight low will be around 60, but skies will be mostly cloudy.

Sunday (Easter), too, is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 91. The nighttime low will be around 57 while the skies are partly cloudy.

That leads into a week that, so far, is forecast to be clear and hot.


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Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Mild temperatures early in the week will build to summertime heat by the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Today should be sunny with a high near 74 degrees F. Winds of 5-15 mph will have gusts up to 20 mph. The overnight low will be around 46 under clear skies.

Tuesday is forecast to be sunny with a high near 74 with light breezes. The nighttime low is expected to around 45.

Wednesday is expected to warm up to 80 degrees with sunny skies and 5-10 mph winds and an overnight low of 49.

Thursday will be even warmer, according to NWS, with a high near 85 and low around 53

Friday is forecast to climb to 90 degrees under sunny skies. The night is expected to be mostly clear with a low around 56.

That leads into a weekend that is forecast to be sunny and warm.

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Today's clouds are expected to leave in time for the weekend.

Current clouds will turn into a sunny weekend for Maricopa, according to the National Weather Service, but cooler temperatures loom next week.

Tonight will continue to be cloudy, but the temperature will drop only to 61 degrees F. Breezes will range from 5 to 15 mph with 20 mph gusts.

Friday is forecast to be sunny with a high near 82 and winds 5-10 mph. The night will be partly cloudy with a low around 53.

Saturday is also expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 81. Winds may return at 5-15 mph and gusts up to 20 mph. The night will be mostly clear with low dropping to 48.

Sunday’s forecast calls for sunny skies but a high of just 74 degrees and continued winds. The overnight low will be around 45 under mostly clear skies.

That leads into a week that currently is forecast to be sunny with highs in the 70s.

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The Ames Construction crane waits against partly cloudy skies in Maricopa. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Temperatures are expected to rise this week with showers developing near the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Today is expected to be sunny with a high near 75 degrees F. Overnight, the low will be around 45.

Tuesday, the forecast sees sunny skies and the high climbing to 80. The night will be warmer, too, with the expected low around 51.

Wednesday, look for mostly sunny skies and a high of 86 during the day but with clouds moving in for the evening. The nighttime low is expected to be around 57 despite the overcast.

Thursday is expected to be mostly cloudy with a high ascending to 89. Winds are forecast to increase to 10-15 mph with gusts at 20 mph. Overnight, a 30-percent chance of rain will develop after 11 p.m., and skies will be cloudy with a low around 57 and continuing winds.

Friday, the chance of showers will linger around 20 percent. The day will eventually be mostly sunny with a high near 80. The night is forecast to be mostly clear, with a low around 50, heading into a sunny weekend.


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