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A predicted hot week in Maricopa may lead into rain showers for the weekend. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Get ready for a hot one, Maricopa.

Monday is just the beginning of a warmup for a week of higher temperatures that will flirt with triple digits.

Today’s high is expected to top out at 87, with a low of 60 overnight, according to the National Weather Service.

Tuesday, will have a high near 95 degrees under a sunny sky and a north wind at only 5 mph. The night will also be clear, with a low of around 63.

Wednesday’s high will be around 100, but winds will pick up. The day is expected to be breezy with a southeast wind at 5-15 mph and gusts up to 25 mph. Wednesday night will have low around 63. There may be “patchy blowing dust,” according to NWS but mostly clear skies overnight.

Thursday will see more of that patchy dust after 11 a.m. The skies will be sunny, and the high will be near 93 degrees. The wind will continue from the south at 15-20 mph increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon with 35 mph gusts. The overnight low will be around 61 with continued wind.

Friday, expect a bit of a cool-down heading into the weekend. The high is forecast to be near 80 degrees under mostly sunny skies. It will be a breezy day, with wind at 10-15 mph and gusts up to 20 mph. Friday night, there will be a 10-percent chance of rain and a low near 55.

Sunny skies may turn to more clouds by the end of the weekend. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Another warm weekend is in store for Maricopa.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will linger near 90 while skies are mostly clear before heading into more temperate temperatures next week.

Tonight, expect mostly clear skies and an overnight low of 62. It will be breezy with 5-15 mph winds developing gusts of 20 mph after midnight.

Saturday is forecast to be sunny with a high of 89. Breezy conditions will continue, with winds gusting up to 25 mph. Saturday night, the low will be around 58.

Sunday is expected to hit 90 with sunny skies and mild breezes. Skies will become partly cloudy and the overnight low will be around 60. Winds will begin to pick up, coming from the south southwest at 10-15 mph.

That leads into a Monday in the low 80s with stronger winds.

Partly cloudy skies after sunny, hot days will be the norm this week in Maricopa. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Look for 90-degree weather to break later this week for possible rain showers in Maricopa.

According to the National Weather Service, light clouds that moved in Monday will still leave mostly clear skies tonight and a low of 57.

Tuesday, expect sunny skies with a high near 91 and more partly cloudy nighttime skies and a low of 58.

Wednesday is forecast to be hot and sunny, with a high near 96 and an overnight low of 60 as clouds move in again.

Thursday, there is a 20-percent chance of showers, mostly cloudy skies and a high near 84. Overnight, the chance of showers increases slightly to 30 percent, and the low temperature is expected to be around 58.

Friday, the 30-pecent chance of showers remains and could grow into thunderstorms under partly sunny skies. The high is expected to be about 82 with an overnight low of 55 and mostly clear skies as preparation for a mild weekend of cooler temperatures.

Sunny days are in store for Maricopa this week with progressively warmer temperatures. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Another fine weekend is forecast for Maricopa, weather-wise.

Temperatures are expected to get progressively warmer well into next week, according to the National Weather Service.

After the past couple of day of highs barely reaching 70, Friday will warm up to a high near 79. Skies will be clear, and the overnight low is forecast to be near 49.

More sunny skies are anticipated for Saturday. The high will be near 84, with nighttime low of 51.

Sunday’s high may make it to 88 as clear skies continue. The overnight low is expected to be 55 degrees.

Next week, expect a return to the 90s, though clouds may roll in again by mid-week.

Tonight's clouds are expected to clear off by morning to start a sunny week. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

As March comes to a close, don’t expect any lion-like behavior from Maricopa skies. Today’s cloudy skies and wind will continue overnight and turn into at least three more days of mild temperatures, according to the National Weather Service.

Tuesday is forecast to be sunny with a high near 70 degrees and breezy conditions. Winds of 10-20 mph could gust to 25 mph. Tuesday’s nighttime low is expected to be around 47 degrees with similar winds from the west southwest.

Wednesday, expect sunny skies again with a high of 70 and an overnight low of 43. Breezes will be 5-15 mph.

Thursday’s forecast is just a tad warmer, with the expected high at 74 and calm winds becoming northwest at 5 mph by the afternoon. Overnight lows will be around 46 degrees.

Friday will start a trend toward another very warm weekend. The daytime high will be about 81 under sunny skies. Friday’s nighttime low will be 50.

Days will grow progressively warmer through the rest of the weekend.

Open lawn area with Copper Sky facility in background. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

“Sunny and 85” is going to be a common theme for the weekend in Maricopa.

Today’s forecast from the National Weather Service sets the pace, with a high near 85, sunny skies and northwest winds at an easy 5-10 mph. The overnight low will be around 50 degrees.

Saturday, it’s more of the same, which should delight those involved in the many Easter egg hunts and other activities around Maricopa. The projected daytime high is 85 and nighttime low is around 49 with light winds.

Sunday is expected to remain sunny with a high of 85 and winds 5-10 mph. Sunday night, the low will be about 52.

Monday is forecast to be just a bit warmer, with a high of 87 and an overnight low of 58. Evening winds will pick up to 15-20 mph with 30 mph gusts, and some clouds will move in.

There may even be some rain showing up next week.

Another lovely day in Maricopa. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

This week is predicted to be a bit cooler than last in Maricopa.

According to the National Weather Service, Tuesday’s high may reach 81, but there may be blowing dust in a wind from the west increasing from 5-15 mph to 15-25 in the afternoon. Gusts could get as high as 30 mph.

Tuesday night, expect mostly clear sky with some haze and a low around 51. The wind will continue until after midnight.

Wednesday’s forecast is for sunny skies and a high near 76. Overnight temperatures will cool down to about 45, with breezes staying around 10 mph.

Thursday is expected to begin a slight warm-up heading into the weekend. Thursday’s high is forecast to be near 81 on a sunny day. The overnight low will be around 49.

Friday, skies will remain clear, and the high will be around 84, according to NWS. Saturday has a similar outlook, but that may change as the week moves on.

Bring the sunglasses and the sunscreen this weekend if you're going to Salsa Festival.

This weekend’s forecast calls for continued warm temperatures with lots of sun and only mild breezes for Maricopa’s 12th annual Salsa Festival.

Friday the high will be near 88 degrees with sunny skies and wind from the west at 5-10 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Friday night, the low is expected to be around 51.

Saturday, for Salsa Fest, the high is expected to be near 89 degrees, with afternoon winds from the west at 5-10 mph. In the evening, the low will probably drop to about 53 degrees.

Sunday will be even warmer. The forecast calls for a high of 91 on a clear night. The night will be mostly clear with a low of 52.

Heading into the next week, Monday will be hot and breezy, with a high expected to be 91 and winds gusting up to 20 mph.

Maricopa is expected to be warm and sunny this week. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

If you like 80-degree temperatures, you’re going to love this week in Maricopa.

According to the National Weather Service, every day this week should hit 80 with clear skies.

Today calls for the high near 80 and mild winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph. Tonight’s low is expected to to be about 49 degrees.

Tuesday, expect the high to reach 84 with calm winds and another evening with a low of 49. Winds from the northwest will shift to east-southeast.

Wednesday, temperatures will climb to 86 degrees during the day and cool to around 50 at night.

Thursday is expected to be about the same, with a high of 85 and an overnight low of 51, but a little breezier, with gusts possibly as high as 20 mph.

Friday will be sunny, with an expected high of 84 and a nighttime low of 49. The southwest wind is forecast to be 5-15 mph and gusting up to 20 mph.

Similar conditions are exprected to last into the weekend.

Temperature highs for the weekend are expected to range from 88 degrees on Friday to 73 on Saturday.

Easy-going weather will continue to grace Maricopa through the weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, mild winter temperatures will be paired with breezy conditions and mostly clear skies well into next week.

Thursday‘s high of 85 will be topped by an expected high of 88 degrees on Friday. Winds of 5 to 15 mph could gust up to 20 mph in the afternoon. The overnight low will be around 54.

On Saturday, expect mostly sunny conditions and a drop in temperature to about 73 degrees for the high. Saturday’s overnight low is expected to be 45 degrees.

Expect Sunday to be sunny with a high near 79 and calm winds around 5 mph. Skies will remain clear overnight, with a low around 48.

Monday is expected to be nearly identical, though the wind may pick up with gusts of 20 mph.

Overcast skies have kept Monday temperatures mostly in the high 60s. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

A mild, cloudy Monday will have an increased chance of showers moving into evening in Maricopa.

According to the National Weather Service, there is a 20 percent chance for rain tonight, a prognostication that will linger until 11 a.m. Tuesday. The overnight low is expected to be 45 degrees.

Tuesday, the clouds will mostly clear by the afternoon, and the high will be near 71 degrees. Expect breezy conditions, with gusts up to 25 mph.

The rest of the week is forecast to be mostly clear. Days are expected to be sunny with temperatures in the mid 80s. Overnight lows will be in the mid 40s to low 50s. The wind from the south-southwest is expected to be 5-10 mph.

Those conditions are expected to last at least through the weekend.

 

 

More clouds and cooler temperatures are in store this weekend.

The weekend is expected to see an increase in clouds, and temperatures should drop from the high 80s through the mid 70s.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will start near 90 degrees before declining to the high 70s by Sunday. Clouds will increase throughout the weekend as well, and a storm is expected to reach Maricopa by Monday morning.

Friday’s forecast calls for sunny skies with a temperature high of 88 degrees. The wind should range between 5 and 10 mph, and the overnight temperature should drop to 51 degrees. Clouds are expected to move in overnight, but no moisture is expected.

The clouds are expected to stay in the area on Saturday, but temperatures are still expected to reach 86 degrees. The wind should remain between 5 and 10 mph, and clouds should continue to accumulate overnight. The overnight is projected to drop to 53 degrees.

Sunday is expected to be cloudy with a sharp temperature drop to 79 degrees. Winds are expected to heavily increase to 20 mph, but gusts could reach as high as 30 degrees. The clouds should remain through the night, and the overnight low is expected to be 46 degrees.

Monday is expected to see stormy conditions. According to the NWS, there is a 20 to 40 percent chance of rain throughout the day and evening, and temperatures should stay below 70 degrees.

The storm should continue into Tuesday but blow out by Wednesday. Temperatures are expected to climb back into the mid 70s by the middle of the week, but more information will be available as the weekend comes to a close.

Unseasonably high temperatures will continue into March as weekly highs are expected to reach into the high 80s.

According to the National Weather Service, the average temperature for the week will be near 88 degrees. The wind should gust between 5 and 10 mph, and nightly lows should dip to the high 40s.

Tuesday’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a high near 87 degrees. The wind is expected to gust near 5 mph throughout the afternoon before increasing to 10 mph overnight. Clouds may move into the area throughout the night, but no moisture is expected. The overnight low is projected to drop to 49 degrees.

Wednesday should see sunny skies with a slight increase in temperature to 88 degrees. The wind should gust near 10 mph throughout the day before calming to 5 mph overnight. Temperatures are projected to dip to 49 degrees overnight.

Thursday should be the warmest day of the week. The forecast calls for sunny skies with a high near 89 degrees. The wind should gust near 5 mph throughout the day, and the overnight low is projected to dip to 49 degrees. Clouds may move in overnight, but no moisture is expected.

A slight cooling trend is projected to come into the area over the weekend. Friday’s forecast calls for sunny skies with a high near 87 degrees, but temperatures should dip to 85 degrees on Saturday and 84 degrees on Sunday. Clouds are expected to increase, but no moisture is expected.

More information will be available as the work week comes to a close.

The temperature dipped below 80 degrees for the first time in two weeks, but the weekend is expected to see winter temperatures reach back to the mid 80s.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures should stay near 85 degrees all weekend. The wind is expected to gust between 5 to 10 mph, and overall air quality should remain in good condition.

Friday’s forecast calls for sunny skies with a high of 85 degrees. The wind should average 5 mph throughout most of the day, but occasional gusts could reach up to 10 mph. The skies should stay clear overnight, and the low is projected to dip to 46 degrees.

Saturday is projected to be partly cloudy with a high near 85 degrees. The wind should be calm throughout the day at 5 mph, and the overnight low is expected to drop to 46 degrees. The clouds are expected to clear out of the area overnight.

Sunday is expected to be sunny with a high of 85 degrees. The wind is once again expected to be calm near 5 mph, and the overnight low should drop to 48 degrees. Clouds are expected to move in overnight, but no moisture is expected.

Temperatures are expected to drop in the coming week, but more information will be available as the weekend comes to a close.

Mild winter days continue in Maricopa, though cooler than last week. Photo by Adam Wolfe

After weeks of record heat, the temperatures are expected to cool down into the 70s throughout the middle of the week.

According to the National Weather Service, the week should start with high winds near 30 mph and temperatures in the mid 80s. By Tuesday however, temperatures should drop to the mid 70s before returning to the low 80s by the weekend.

Monday’s forecast calls for sunny skies with a high near 83 degrees. The wind should increase to nearly 30 mph in the afternoon and evening. The strong winds are expected to last throughout the night, and the overnight low should drop to 50 degrees.

The strong winds should calm to 5 mph by Tuesday morning, and the forecast calls for sunny skies with a high near 75 degrees. The skies should stay clear throughout the evening, and the overnight low is expected to be 46 degrees.

Wednesday should stay mostly sunny with temperatures reaching 76 degrees. The wind is expected to increase to 10 mph throughout the day, but gusts should calm to 5 mph overnight. The projected low is 42 degrees.

Thursday is projected to see a spike back into the low 80s with temperatures reaching up to 82 degrees. The winds should remain calm near 5 mph, and the overnight low is expected to dip to 45 degrees.

Friday should see a slight increase to 83 degrees, but the weather should drop to 81 degrees on Saturday and 80 degrees on Sunday.

More information will be available as the weekend comes to a close.

Clouds have cooled down temperatures slightly but expect a return to the high 80s. Photo by Adam Wolfe

After another week of record heat, clouds and possible rain are moving into Maricopa and should provide a temporary relief from the unusually high temperatures.

According to the National Weather Service, there is a chance for “scattered sprinkles” and temperatures in the low 80s to start the weekend, but temperatures should slowly rise back to the mid 80s by Sunday.

Thursday’s forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with “scattered sprinkles” between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The projected high for the day is 79 degrees, and the wind should increase from 5 mph to 10 mph throughout the day. The overnight low is expected to drop to 48 degrees.

Friday is expected to remain cloudy, but no moisture is expected. The temperature should rise to about 80 degrees, and the wind should calm to 5 mph. The clouds should decrease throughout the night, and the overnight low is projected to drop to 48 degrees.

Saturday is expected to start another warming trend once the clouds clear in the morning. The projected high is 83 degrees, and the wind should remain calm near 5 mph. Night skies should continue to clear, and the overnight low is expected to be 47 degrees.

Sunday’s forecast calls for sunny skies with a high near 84 degrees. The wind may increase to 10 mph in the afternoon but should calm back to 5 mph by the evening. The overnight low is projected to drop to 46 degrees.

Temperatures are expected to continue to rise next week as well. Monday is projected to be 85 degrees, Tuesday is projected to be 86 degrees and Wednesday is projected to be 87 degrees.

More information will be available as the weekend comes to a close.

It isn't even spring, but temperatures will climb near 90 this week. Photo by Adam Wolfe

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.

The hottest week of 2016 is also the hottest week Maricopa has ever seen in January.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures climbed above 84 degrees for the first time ever between Feb. 9 and 11. The heat wave is expected to continue into the weekend as well, and Maricopa residents could see more record heat.

The record-breaking temperatures are being caused by an unusually strong high pressure system in the area. Until the high pressure system moves out, temperatures will remain in the mid to high 80s.

Both Friday and Saturday are projected to feature sunny skies with a high near 85 degrees. The wind is expected to gust near 5 mph, and the overnight low should drop to 45 degrees.

The average temperature for Maricopa this time of year is approximately 70 degrees. If both days reach or surpass their projected temperature, they will be the hottest Feb. 12 and 13 ever recorded in the area.

Valentine’s Day should see a slight decline in temperature to 83 degrees. The skies should remain clear throughout the afternoon and evening, and the overnight low should drop to 44 degrees.

Monday is expected to reach 83 degrees as well, but temperatures are expected to be back on the rise to 85 degrees on Tuesday before topping out at 87 degrees on Wednesday.

More information will be available as the weekend comes to a close.

Maricopa is enjoying balmy weather this week. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Maricopa’s daytime temperatures are expected to remain in the mid 80s throughout the week.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will continue the recent warming trend
throughout the week. The wind should stay relatively calm near 10 mph for most of the week, and overnight lows are expected to drop to the high 40s.

Wednesday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 82 degrees. The wind should remain near 10 mph throughout the day and calm to 5 mph overnight. The overnight low is projected to fall to 45 degrees.

Temperatures should be back on the rise Thursday as the forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 84 degrees. The wind should calm to 5 mph throughout the day, and the overnight low is projected to be 46 degrees.

Friday and Saturday are expected to be sunny days with highs near 84 degrees. The temperatures should begin to drop to the low 80s by the end of the weekend, but more information will be available as the work week comes to a close.

Sunny skies and hot temps are ahead for Maricopa.

Temperatures are expected to continue to rise after a stormy start to the week dropped highs to the mid 50s.

According to the National Weather Service, the temperatures should reach into the mid 70s this weekend and continue to climb into early next week. Winds may increase from 5 to 10 mph throughout the weekend, but no moisture is expected.

Friday is expected to see sunny skies with a high near 67 degrees. The wind is expected to be relatively calm near 10 mph, but gusts could reach up to 15 mph throughout the afternoon. The sky should remain clear throughout the night and the overnight low is projected to drop to 39 degrees.

Saturday should see a slight spike in temperatures to 70 degrees for the high. The skies should remain sunny and clear, and the winds should top out at 10 mph. The overnight low is projected to drop to 40 degrees.

Sunday is expected to be one of the warmest days of the year so far as temperatures are set to reach 75 degrees. The skies should remain clear and sunny, and the wind should be mostly calm near 5 mph with occasional gusts near 10 mph. The overnight low is projected to drop near 45 degrees.

Temperatures are expected to rise to 77 degrees on Monday and 78 degrees on Tuesday. More information will be available as the weekend comes to a close.

Overnight temperatures will linger near freezing. Photo by Adam Wolfe

Monday’s high winds and rain are expected to move out of the area by Tuesday and leave behind sunny skies with temperatures in the mid 50s.

According to the National Weather Service, when the storm system blows out of the area, a cold front will set in for a few days. The cold front is expected to keep highs in the mid 50s and overnight lows near freezing. Residents should take precautions while working outside and watch for road hazards.

“In the wake of a strong Pacific cold front, cold temperatures are forecast across the lower desert elevations of western and south-central Arizona Tuesday and Wednesday mornings,” the NWS released in a statement. “Widespread freezing temperatures will likely be held off Tuesday morning, but pockets of near-freezing temperatures are possible in the lowest elevations and outlying desert locales.”

Monday is expected to remain cloudy with a high of 57 degrees. A wind advisory has been issued for the area as gusts could reach up to 35 mph throughout the day. The wind should calm to 20 mph overnight, but a slight chance of rain will persist until Tuesday morning. The overnight low is expected to drop to 34 degrees.

The storm system should move out of the area by Tuesday morning and the sunshine should return. However, despite the sunny skies, the temperature high is projected to remain cool at 55 degrees. The wind should calm to 10 mph, and the overnight low is projected to drop below freezing at 30 degrees.

“Wednesday morning should be the coldest morning of the week with more widespread potential for at or just below freezing temperatures” the NWS said. “Things to consider during these cold episodes are to cover sensitive plants, protect pipes and irrigations systems and provide a warm place for pets and animals that are normally outside.”

Wednesday should see sunny skies with a high near 58 degrees. The wind should stay steady at 10 mph, but occasional gusts could reach 15 mph. The overnight low is projected to drop to 33 degrees.

The cold front should move out of the area by Thursday morning. Residents should see mostly sunny skies with a high near 64 degrees. The wind should gust between 5 and 10 mph, the overnight low is projected to drop to 36 degrees.

The weekend is expected to remain sunny and see temperatures climb back into the low 70s. More information will be available as the week comes to a close.

A serious change in the weather is predicted late in the weekend. Photo by Adam Wolfe

The weekend is expected to see temperatures reach the 70s before another storm system rolls in to potentially bring heavy wind and rain to the region.

According to the National Weather Service, an early-week storm could bring extreme weather to Maricopa. The area is projected to see heavy rain, and winds as high as 50 mph could move into the area. The storm is expected to hit western Arizona the hardest.

“A storm was slowly developing over the north Pacific this morning and is forecast to intensify as it deepens toward the region this weekend,” The NWS released in a statement. “The Pacific storm is expected to bodily move into the area late Sunday afternoon and Sunday night, causing widespread rain. As the cold front approaches, very windy weather with gusts between 40 and 50 mph are forecast to develop Sunday afternoon and evening.”

Friday has sunny skies with a high near 72 degrees. The wind should gust near 5 mph, and the overnight low is projected to drop to 42 degrees.

Saturday is expected to be the warmest day of the year so far at 75 degrees. The skies should be mostly clear, and the wind should stay near 5 mph, but gusts could reach up to 10 mph. Clouds may move in overnight, but no moisture is expected, and the overnight low should drop to 49 degrees.

Sunday morning is forecast to be partly cloudy with a high near 71 degrees. The wind is expected to stay near 5 mph, but gusts could reach up to 15 mph. The storm system is expected to move in throughout the afternoon, and there is s 10 percent chance of afternoon rain.

By Sunday evening, the storm is expected to reach Maricopa. The forecast calls for a 70 percent chance of heavy rain Sunday night, and wind gusts could reach up to 35 mph.

The storm is expected to continue into Monday. Heavy rain and strong winds up to 50 mph are possible. Morning commuters should watch out for hazardous driving conditions.

According to the NWS, “Clearing skies and much colder weather will return Tuesday through Thursday with near freezing temperatures at night in the lower deserts.”

Temperatures are expected to dip from the low 70s of the weekend back to the mid 60s, but sunny skies are expected to remain throughout the week.

According to the National Weather Service, skies should stay consistently sunny with temperatures slowly rising from the mid 60s to the high 60s by the weekend. Winds should remain calm near 5 mph, and occasional clouds are not expected to bring moisture.

Monday saw sunny skies with a high near 65 degrees. The wind was calm near 5 mph, and overnight gusts are expected to follow suit. Clouds may move into the area overnight, but no moisture is expected, and the overnight low should drop to 38 degrees.

Tuesday should also see sunny skies with a high near 65 degrees. The wind should once again remain calm near 5 mph, but occasional gusts could reach 10 mph. The overnight low is expected to drop to 37 degrees.

Wednesday should see a slight spike in temperatures to 66 degrees. The sky should be mostly clear, and the wind should gust near 5 mph. Clouds may move in overnight, but no moisture is expected, and the temperature is projected to dip to 39 degrees.

Thursday is expected to see sunny skies with another temperature increase to 69 degrees. The wind should once again stay calm near 5 mph, and the overnight low is expected to drop to 40 degrees.

The weekend is expected to see temperatures spike back into the low 70s. More information will be available as the work week comes to a close.

The clear skies and warm weather could result in blowing dust in the area. Air quality is good (green) to start the week, but may dip to moderate (yellow) by mid week. Residents should avoid long periods of time outside if moderate air quality conditions are present.

Despite occasional cloud cover, Maricopa will be in the upper 60s this week. Photo by Adam Wolfe

Temperatures are expected to climb near 70 degrees throughout the week in Maricopa.

According to the National Weather Service, the week should be filled with mostly sunny skies and temperature highs in the high 60s. Calm winds near 5 mph could blow clouds through the area, but no moisture is expected.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is expected to be a beautiful 68 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. The day began with a foggy haze in the area, but the skies are expected to clear up throughout the afternoon. The clouds should move out overnight, and the temperature should drop near 42 degrees for the low.

Tuesday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high near 67 degrees. The wind is expected to stay calm near 5 mph, and the overnight low is projected to drop to 44 degrees. Clouds may move in overnight, but no moisture is expected.

Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be nearly identical days. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with highs near 68 degrees. The wind is expected to remain calm both days, and overnight lows should drop to 44 degrees.

Friday is expected to usher in a sunny weekend with temperatures near 70 degrees. More information will be available as the week comes to a close.

Though the the northern part of the state has been hit with more snow, Maricopa can expect sunny skies this weekend. Photo by Adam Wolfe

Mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the low 60s are expected for the weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, clouds will be present all weekend, but no moisture is expected. The weather should stay fair in the low 60s with mild wind and overnight lows in the high 30s.

Friday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high near 62 degrees. The wind is expected to average out at 10 mph, but gusts could reach up to 20 mph. The overnight low is expected to drop to 37 degrees.

Saturday is projected to be cloudy, but no moisture is expected. The high should reach 62 degrees, and the wind should mellow to 5 mph. The clouds should move out overnight, and the low should drop to 37 degrees.

Sunday is projected to sunny with a high spiking up to 65 degrees. The wind should remain calm, and the overnight low should drop to 39 degrees.

The upcoming week is expected to see temperatures reach the high 60s. Monday is projected to reach 68 degrees, and Tuesday is projected to reach 66 degrees.

More information will be available as the weekend comes to a close.

Look for the sun and milder weather this week. Photo by Adam Wolfe

After a week of rain and cold weather, the sun is breaking through and bringing temperatures back into the low 60s.

According to the National Weather Service, the upcoming week is expected to be sunny with temperatures near 60 degrees. The overnight lows could still dip below freezing and clouds could move in later in the week, but no moisture is expected.

Monday is projected to stay sunny with a high near 59 degrees. The wind is expected to be calm near 5 mph, and the overnight low should drop to 33 degrees.

Tuesday is expected to remain sunny with a high near 60 degrees. The wind is once again expected to stay calm, but the overnight low is expected to reach freezing temperatures at 32 degrees. Residents should bring their pets and plants inside and look out for any sitting water during their Wednesday morning commute.

Wednesday is expected to be the warmest day of the upcoming week at 61 degrees. The day is projected to be sunny with winds near 5 mph, and the overnight low is expected to drop to 37 degrees. Clouds may move in overnight, but no moisture is expected.

Thursday and Friday are projected to be mostly sunny with highs near 60 degrees. The winds should remain calm near 5 mph, and overnight lows should drop to 38 degrees.

Temperatures are expected to reach the mid 60s over the weekend, but more information will be available as the work week comes to a close.

Despite a generally sunny Wednesday, the wet week will continue into the weekend. Photo by Adam Wolfe

The first week of the 2016 was filled with rain, and the storms are expected to continue through the weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, there is a 10 to 40 percent chance for rain to last through the weekend. The storms may dissipate Saturday morning, but rain is expected to return Saturday night. Temperatures should remain in the high 50s.

Thursday’s high was 57 degrees, but constant rain made the day feel significantly cooler. There is a 40 percent chance of rain continuing throughout the night, and winds are expected to increase from 10 mph to near 20 mph. The overnight low is expected to drop to 38 degrees.

Friday morning is expected to see the rain continue. There is a 20 percent chance of rain before 11 a.m., but the storm is expected to pass through the area in the afternoon. The projected high is 55 degrees, but wind gusts up to 20 mph will cool the air. The evening is expected to remain cloudy, and the overnight low should drop to 36 degrees.

Saturday is expected to be partly sunny with a high near 57 degrees. The wind is expected to be calm near 5 mph, and the overnight low is expected to be 39 degrees.

Clouds are expected to move back into the area Saturday night. There is a 10 percent chance of rain overnight, and the moisture is expected to remain in the area Sunday morning.

The storm is expected to move out by Sunday afternoon, and mostly sunny skies should warm up to 57 degrees. The wind should remain calm near 5 mph, and the overnight low is projected to be 37 degrees.

The upcoming week is projected to be partly cloudy, but no moisture is expected at this time. More information will be available as the weekend comes to a close.

Rain is expected in Maricopa for the first half of the week. Photo by Adam Wolfe

Maricopa residents should expect to see rain and temperatures in the high 50s each day this week before the sun breaks through near the weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, there is at least a 30 percent chance of rain each day this week. Temperatures are expected to gradually drop as the week progresses, and wind gusts could reach up to 25 mph by mid week as well.

Overnight lows are not expected to drop into freezing temperatures, but commuters should still be aware of sitting water and driving hazards on the wet roads.

Monday’s forecast call for consistent showers throughout the day with a high near 61 degrees. According to the NWS, there is a 70 percent chance the rain will continue through the night as well. The overnight low should drop to 45 degrees, and the wind should gust near 10 mph.

There is a 40 percent chance the rain will continue Tuesday afternoon, but the odds jump to 70 percent for rain overnight. The high is expected to reach 63 degrees, but rain and wind gusts up to 10 mph should make the air feel significantly cooler. The overnight low is projected to be 46 degrees.

Wednesday’s forecast calls for heavy winds to accompany a 60 percent chance of rain. Wind gusts are expected to reach 25 mph throughout the day, but calm to 10 mph overnight. There is a 50 percent chance the rain will continue through the night. The high is projected to be 59 degrees and the low is expected to be 42 degrees.

Thursday should see similar weather with wind gusts reaching 25 mph. The chance of rain drops to 40 percent throughout the day and 30 percent overnight. The projected high is 58 degrees and the expected low is 40 degrees.

The storm system should start moving out of the area on Friday, but there is still a 50 percent chance of rain through the afternoon. The odds drop to 30 percent for rain overnight, and wind gusts should calm to 10 mph for the weekend. The projected high is 55 degrees and the overnight low should drop to 37 degrees.

The sun is expected to break through on Saturday, but more information will be available as the weekend approaches.

The storm system could bring nearly two inches of rain to the area. Flash floods are not expected, but residents should be aware of areas where water flows and collects on roadways.

There will be sunny skies this weekend ahead of a wet week. Photo by Adam Wolfe

After a cold week, residents can expect to see temperatures rise to the mid 60s for the weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, the cold front the lingered throughout the week will move out of the area and temperatures should consistently rise from Friday to Sunday. Winds are expected to be relatively calm throughout the weekend as well, but a storm system could arrive as early as Sunday night.

Friday’s forecast calls for sunny skies with a high near 61 degrees. The wind is expected to stay near 5 mph, but occasions gusts could reach 10 mph. The overnight low should drop near 32 degrees.

Residents commuting or planning to be outside for New Year’s Eve celebrations should be cautious of potential freezing conditions.

Saturday is projected to welcome the New Year with a cold morning, but sunny skies should warm the day to a pleasant 67 degrees. The wind is expected to remain calm at 5 mph, but gusts could reach 10 mph throughout the afternoon. The overnight low is expected to drop near 39 degrees.

Sunday should continue the warming trend with sunny skies and a high of 69 degrees projected. The wind is expected to gust at 5 mph, but gusts should increase throughout the evening as a storm front blows in. The overnight low is expected to drop to 42 degrees, and clouds are projected to move into the area overnight.

Sunday night could see scattered showers, but the rain isn’t expected until Monday morning.

Next week is expected to see plenty of rain come into the area. According to the NWS, Monday has a 50 percent chance of rain, and Tuesday and Wednesday have a 40 percent chance of rain.

More information will be available as the weekend comes to a close.

A 10-percent chance for rain is in today's forecast. Photo by Adam Wolfe

After a weekend of cloudy weather and high winds, a sunny cool front is expected to move into the area and keep temperatures in the mid 50s for most of the week.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to stay in the 50s through Wednesday before returning to the 60s later in the week. The wind is also expected to calm to 5 mph for much of the upcoming week.

Monday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and a high near 59 degrees. The wind is expected to stay calm near 5 mph, but gusts could reach up to 10 mph throughout the day. Clouds are expected to move in Monday evening, and there is a 10 percent chance of rain overnight. The overnight low is expected to drop to 35 degrees.

The storm may last into Tuesday morning, and the NWS predicts a 20 percent chance of rain before 11 a.m. The clouds should clear to sunny skies by the afternoon, and the projected high is 56 degrees. The wind is expected to stay calm near 5 mph, and the overnight low is expected to dip to 29 degrees.

Morning commuters should watch for black ice Wednesday morning. If there is any sitting water from the storms on Monday and Tuesday, they could freeze and present a driving hazard on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s forecast calls for sunny skies with a high near 58 degrees. The wind is once again expected to stay calm near 5 mph, and the overnight low is projected to drop to 31 degrees. Clouds may move in overnight, but no moisture is expected.

The low pressure front is expected to move out of the area on Thursday, and temperatures are expected to return to the 60s. The forecast calls for sunny skies with a high of 62 degrees. The wind should remain calm, and the overnight low should drop to 34 degrees.

New Year’s Day and the rest of the weekend are shaping up to be sunny days in the mid 60s. More information will be available as the week comes to a close.