Maricopans can expect to see sunny days with temperatures in the high 90s for most of the weekend.
According to the National Weather Service, Friday and Saturday are expected to have clear skies with temperatures reaching in to the high 90s. Sunday is currently projected to have a 10 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms, and the chances increase into the evening. Potential rain could linger into next week as well.
The forecast for Friday calls for sunny skies and a high near 98 degrees. The wind is expected to be moderate at 13 mph throughout the day. The overnight low is expected to drop below 70 degrees and bottom out near 68.
Saturday is expected to be much of the same with a slight drop in temperatures. The forecast calls for sunny skies and a high near 94 degrees. Clouds are expected to move in overnight, and the added insulation will keep the overnight low near 70 degrees. The wind is expected to calm down significantly to 7 mph.
According to the NWS, there is a 10 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms during the day Sunday, and a 20 percent chance of moisture overnight. Despite the possibility for rain, the afternoon is still expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 93 degrees. Potential storms are expected to last throughout the night.
The forecast for Monday currently calls for a “slight chance of rain and thunderstorms.” The possible moisture is expected to keep high temperatures below 90 degrees.
Tuesday is predicted to be similar to Monday, but the sky is expected to clear throughout the week. Currently, the NWS predicts high temperatures below 90 degrees throughout the work week. More information will be available after the weekend.