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.

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