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Despite mild temperatures, there is a 20% chance of showers. Photo by Kyle Norby

A cloudy weekend of mild temperatures could bring rain again to Maricopa, according to the National Weather Service.

Today is mostly sunny with a high near 69 degrees F, and tonight is expected to be partly cloudy with a low around 46.

Friday is likely to be partly sunny with clouds increasing throughout the day, which will have a high near 71. The night is forecast to be mostly cloudy with a low around 46.

Saturday, the high is expected to be 72 under mostly sunny skies. But clouds return overnight and there is a 20% chance of rain after midnight. The low is predicted to be around 52.

Sunday, the 20% chance of rain lingers in the forecast of cloudy skies and a high near 70. The overnight low is around 48.

Next week sees a lot of sunny to partly sunny skies and highs in the upper 60s.

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Rain and possible flash flooding is Maricopa's Thanksgiving forecast. Photo by Kyle Norby

Whether staying home or driving to a Thanksgiving destination this week, the weather might be adventurous, according to the National Weather Service. Maricopa is expecting rain and even frost while the high country prepares for a winter storm.

Wednesday starts out well enough in Maricopa with a partly sunny day and a high around 70 degrees F. However, there is a 30% chance of rain after 11 p.m. while the low slides to 48 overnight.

Thanksgiving Day, there is a 70%-80% chance of rain all day while winds are 10-15 mph and gusting up to 25 mph. Up to a quarter of an inch of rain is expected during the day. The chance of rain increases to 90% overnight, with three-quarters of an inch possible. The low temperature is expected to be around 45.

A flash-flood watch is in effect from Thursday morning through Friday afternoon. A flash-flood watch means that flooding of washes, creeks and other drainage areas is possible within the watch area. Be prepared to take immediate action should heavy rain and flooding occur or a flash-flood warning be issued.

Meanwhile a winter-storm watch is in effect in Arizona’s high country, including Payson, Prescott and Flagstaff. If traveling in these areas this weekend, stay alert to weather and traffic conditions. If you must drive, make preparations for snow and winds. “Travel will be very difficult to impossible” in many areas, according to NWS.

Snow forecast from 3 p.m. Thursday to midnight Saturday:
Flagstaff 15 to 21 inches
Forest Lakes 19 to 25 inches
Fredonia 1 to 3 inches
Grand Canyon 8 to 12 inches
Heber-Overgaard 7 to 11 inches
Jacob Lake 9 to 13 inches
Paulden 1 to 3 inches
Prescott 4 to 8 inches
Sedona 3 to 5 inches
Seligman 3 to 5 inches
Williams 14 to 20 inches

Friday in Maricopa, there is a 50% chance of rain on a partly sunny day as the high reaches only 58 and winds continue at 10-15 mph. Chances of precipitation lessen to 20 percent at night as the low dips to 36. Frost is possible.

Saturday will also be nippy as skies begin to clear up, with a daytime high near 59 and an overnight low of 35.

Sunday is forecast to warm slightly to 64 on a mostly sunny day. The night is expected to be partly cloudy with a low near 64.

Before driving in questionable conditions, check AZ511.com.

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Clouds have been dramatic over Maricopa. Photo by Kyle Norby

After a rainy week, Maricopa’s weekend forecast is for pleasant weather, though the smell of rain may return before Thanksgiving, according to the National Weather Service.

Today saw heavy morning rain that have a 50% chance of returning overnight. The low will be around 44 degrees F under mostly cloudy skies.

Friday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 67 degrees followed by a night of mostly clear skies and a low around 41.

Saturday sees a sunny day and a likely high of 69 amid calm winds. The overnight low may be around 41.

Sunday‘s forecast also calls for sunny skies and a high climbing to 71. The night will likely have partly clouds skies and, again, a low around 41.

That pattern is expected to continue until Wednesday, when there is 20% chance of rain and mostly cloudy skies in the forecast.

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A storm has knocked out power in Maricopa and may lead to flash flooding. Photo by Kyle Norby

Maricopa is under a Flash Flood Watch with heavy rains expected this afternoon through Wednesday night. According to the National Weather Serivce, widespread rainfall and a few embedded thunderstorms could lead to flooding of washes and small streams along with localized urban flooding.

There is a 60% chance of rain throughout Maricopa today. The storm has already knocked out power to traffic lights at several intersections on Honeycutt Road and John Wayne Parkway. Please stop and treat intersections as four-ways or three-ways until power is restored.

Electrical District 3 is showing about 1,500 customers without power.

New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. If you are in the watch area, you should watch the weather and be prepared to take immediate action should heavy rain and flooding occur or a flash flood warning be issued.

Tonight’s forecast calls for rain and thunderstorms before 11 p.m., then a chance of rain after 11 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. The low around 58 with breezes of 10 to 15 mph gusting as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday’s forecast also has an 80% chance of rain. The chance of rain lessens to 50 percent on Thursday. High temperatures will be in the 60s.

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Maricopa weather will be in the 80s through the weekend, but rain could move in next week. Photo by Kyle Norby

Maricopa can expect a balmy weekend, according to the National Weather Service, but rain may move into the picture next week.

Today is sunny with an expected high of 84 degrees F. The low temperature tonight will likely be around 50.

Friday, the forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies and a high near 83. The overnight low will be around 49 as the clouds gradually clear.

Saturday, look for a sunny day, gentle breezes and a high near 85. The nighttime low will be around 49.

Sunday, NWS predicts another sunny day and a high near 84. The nighttime low will be around 47.

Next week will be more of the same until Wednesday, which, from this distance is setting up for precipitation and gusting winds. The likelihood of rain is at 40 percent.

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Photo by Kyle Norby

A warm, breezy weekend is ahead for Maricopa, according to the National Weather Service, with high temperatures hotter than usual.

Today, the high is expected to be around 87 degrees F. The average high for this date is 79. The overnight low will be around 54.

Friday, the forecast calls for sunny skies and a high again near 87 and winds at 5-15 mph. The nighttime low will be around 53.

Saturday also expects a high near 87 under sunny skies and breezes of 5-10 mph. The night will be partly cloudy with a low around 55.

Sunday again anticipates a high near 87 and sunny skies. Overnight, the low temperature will get down to 52.

Veterans Day on Monday is expecting more of the same. The rest of the week looks to be in the low 80s and high 70s.

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Halloween night could get chilly this week. Photo by Kyle Norby

A sunny weekend lies ahead for Maricopa, according to the National Weather Service, but trick-or-treating tonight could be downright cold.

Halloween today is sunny and is expected to reach a high temperature of 77 degrees F. It will also be “breezy” with wind of 10-15 mph gusting up to 20 mph. The overnight low will drop to around 40 degrees, though the wind will die down after midnight.

Friday’s forecast is for a sunny day with a high around 81 followed by a mostly clear evening with a low near 46.

Saturday is predicted to be sunny, too, with a high near 85 and breezes up to 10 mph. The nighttime low will likely be around 49.

Sunday may have a high near 84 under sunny skies. The night will reach a low around 48.

Next week’s forecast looks much the same with sunny days and daytime temperatures in the low 80s and nighttime lows in the upper 40s without a hint of precipitation.

 

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Blue skies are a theme for this weekend's weather. Photo by Kyle Norby

Autumn is truly in Maricopa this weekend, with high temperatures in the 80s and heading into the 70s next week, according to the National Weather Service.

Today, the high is expected to be around 86 degrees F, with winds gusting as high as 20 mph. Tonight will have a low temperature at about 53 degrees.

Friday, winds will be 10-15 mph and gust as high as 30 mph during a sunny day with a high near 83. The overnight low will be around 48.

Saturday, the forecast sees more sun and light breezes, with a high near 85 for a near-perfect day that will see many activities in Maricopa. The nighttime low will be around 51.

Sunday will likely be another sunny day, with a high near 89 and winds gusting up to 20 mph. The night is expected to be clear with a low around 50 and continued winds.

The coming week sees highs in the high 70s and low 80s and lots of blue sky.

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Tortosa is seeing a lot of residential construction during fine weather. Photo by Kyle Norby

After a hot week, Maricopa is due to cool down slightly this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Today is sunny with an expected high of 96 degrees F. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Tonight will be clear with a low around 60 and continuing winds.

Friday is predicted to be sunny also, with a high near 88. The overnight low will be around 55.

Saturday, the forecast is similar with sunny skies and a high near 89 and calm winds. The nighttime low will likely be around 55.

Sunday, expect a high of 88 under sunny skies. The overnight low will be around 52.

From this distance, next week looks like more of the same, with highs in the low 90s and upper 80s.

 

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Photo by Kyle Norby

Temperatures will lock into the low 90s through the weekend in Maricopa, according to the National Weather Service, with clouds not expected until next week.

Today is sunny with an expected high of 87 degrees F. Tonight will be clear with a low around 55.

Friday, there is an expected increase in the wind, which could gust up to 20 mph, while the high temperature is around 90 under sunny skies. The night is also expected to be clear with a low around 58.

Saturday is forecast to be sunny with a high near 91. The overnight low will likely be around 57.

Sunday also is marked as sunny with a high near 92, followed by a mostly clear night with a low around 58.

The first half of next week looks much the same, with no precipitation in the immediate forecast.

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Photo by Kyle Norby

A balmy weekend of mostly clear skies and high temperatures in the upper 90s awaits Maricopa, according to the National Weather Service.

Today is sunny with an expected high of 93 degrees F and calm breezes. Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 66.

Friday, the forecast calls for sunny skies and a high near 97. The overnight low is expected to be around 66.

Saturday will look similar, with a likely high of 97 and sunny skies followed by a nighttime low of 65.

Sunday, the daytime high is expected to reach 98 with mostly sunny skies. The night will likely be partly cloudy with a low around 66.

Next week will follow a similar pattern with mostly clear skies and no precipitation in the immediate forecast.

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The Estrellas under clouds. Photo by Kyle Norby

Continued wet weather Thursday is expected to lead into a mild weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Today, a flood watch continues across the area as 50-percent chance of rain is predicted, with some storms producing heavy rains. Flash flooding will likely result in road closures and cause area washes to run heavily. Unprepared motorists could become trapped within fast-flowing washes.  The day will be partly sunny with a high near 87. The chance of rain will lessen to 30 percent overnight when the low temperature will be around 65.

Friday is forecast to be sunny with a high near 88. The overnight low will again be 65 under clear skies.

Saturday, the day is expected to warm up to 94 degrees with lots of sun and breezes of 5-15 mph. The overnight low will be around 66.

Sunday, the predicted high is near 91, with sunny skies and continued breezes. The nighttime low will be around 62.

The rest of the week looks to have clear skies and temps in the high 80s to low 90s.

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The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a dust storm warning for Pinal County, 
including Maricopa, until 4 p.m.
The storm comes with less than a quarter-mile of visibility and wind gusts over 45 mph.

Dust storms lead to dangerous driving conditions with visibility reduced to near zero. If 
driving, avoid dust storms if possible. If caught in one, pull off the road, turn off your 
lights and keep your foot off the brake.

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Photo by Kyle Norby

A weekend of temperatures in the high 90s is ahead for Maricopa, according to the National Weather Service.

Tonight will be clear with a low around 69 degrees F and winds gusting as high as 20 mph.

Friday is forecast to be sunny with a high near 99 wile breezes maintain a 5-10 mph pace. The overnight low is expected to be around 67.

Saturday, the day is likely to be sunny with a high of 97. The nighttime low will be abound 68 under mostly clear skies.

Sunday is looking at high temperature near 99 followed by a night with a low around 73 as rain clouds move into the area with a 30-percent chance of rain.

The likelihood of rain increases to 50 percent Monday as autumn arrives, with rain possibly continuing into Tuesday.

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Clouds ride low to the ground east of Maricopa.
The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a Dust Storm Warning for Pinal County until 3:15 p.m.
A wall of dust was along a line extending from Casa Grande to Arizola to Toltec to Eloy, moving northeast at 25 mph. There is less than a quarter mile visibility with strong wind in
excess of 50 mph.

Highways impacted included Interstate 10 and I-8. Cities impacted include Maricopa, Casa Grande and Florence.
Dust storms lead to dangerous driving conditions with visibility reduced to near zero. If driving, avoid dust storms if possible. If caught in one, pull off the road, turn off your lights and keep your
foot off the brake. Motorists should not drive into a dust storm.

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The National Weather Service has issued a dust-storm warning for Pinal County.

At 4:10 p.m., a wall of dust was reported along a line extending from Chandler to near Olberg to near Toltec, moving southwest at 20 mph. A spotter reported near zero visibility southeast of Chandler.

The result is less than a quarter mile visibility with strong wind in excess of 50 mph. This could be life-threatening for motorists.

Locations impacted include Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, Casa Grande, Sun Lakes, Maricopa, Queen Creek, Arizona City, La Palma, San Tan Village Mall, Seville, Freestone Park, South Mountain Park, Bapchule and Estrella Sailport.

Dust storms lead to dangerous driving conditions with visibility reduced to near zero. If driving, avoid dust storms if possible. If caught in one, pull off the road, turn off your lights and keep your foot off the brake.

Motorists should not drive into a dust storm.

Strong to severe thunderstorms are also possible behind this wall of dust. Keep updated with this quickly evolving situation.

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Photo by Kyle Norby

Another weekend of above-normal temperatures is a reminder it’s still summer and leads into a week that could start with rain, according to the National Weather Service.

Friday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high of 107 degrees F, above the historic average of 101 and near the record of 109. The overnight low, however, will likely be around 78.

Saturday‘s high is forecast to be near 106 under sunny skies. The nighttime low will be around 77.

Sunday, the hot temperature may only be 103. Mostly clear skies continue into the evening, when the low temperature will be around 76.

The following week will likely return to normal with highs in the low 100s, a 20-percent chance of showers Monday night and a windy Tuesday on the horizon.

Photo by Kyle Norby

A warm and humid weekend lies ahead for Maricopa, with high temperatures eventually falling out of the triple digits and hinting at rain next week, according to the National Weather Service.

Today is sunny with an expected high of 108 degrees F. Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 81 and increased breezes.

Friday will be nearly identical, a sunny day with a high of 108 followed by a mostly clear night with a low around 82.

Saturday will likely start out the same, but the weather will shift by evening. The day is forecast to be sunny with a high near 108. The mostly clear night will have a low of 79, but breezes will pick up, gusting as high as 20 mph while blowing moisture into the area.

Sunday, there is a 20-percent chance of showers on a mostly sunny day with a high near 103 and winds of 5-15 mph gusting to 20 mph. The possibility of rain increases to 30 percent overnight, which is expected to be partly cloudy with a low around 76

The likelihood of rain continues through mid-week, with daily high temperatures in the upper 90s.

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Photo by Kyle Norby

Maricopa weather is heading right back to an excessive heat warning for Labor Day weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Today is sunny with an expected high of 106 degrees F. Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 81.

Friday, just in time for home football games by Maricopa High School and Sequoia Pathway, another excessive heat warning is in place from 10 a.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Saturday as the high temperature soars to 110. The nighttime low will only get down to 82, and relative humidity is expected to be over 40 percent.

Saturday is forecast to be sunny and a little hotter, with an expected high of 111. The night may be partly cloudy with a low around 81. Excessive heat leads to an increase in heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat stroke has already been deadly in Pinal County this month. Please take precautions to lessen the impact of the extreme heat.

Sunday, the heat eases off slightly, with a high near 108 under sunny skies. Overnight, there is a 20-percent chance of showers and a low around 79.

Labor Day is forecast to be mostly sunny with a high near 106 followed by an evening that has a 20-percent chance of rain. That leads into a week of temperatures below 107 and continued possibilities for rain.

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Photo by Kyle Norby

After setting a record of 114 degrees on Wednesday, 10 degrees above normal, Maricopa can look forward to a slightly cooler, possibly damper weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Today, there is a 20-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms while the high temperature reaches 110 degrees F. Tonight should be mostly clear with a low of 80.

Friday has a sunny forecast, expecting a high of about 105. The overnight low may be around 79 with the return of a 20-percent chance of rain after midnight.

Saturday is expected to be sunny with a high of just 102. The nighttime will be breezy, including gusts up to 20 mph, with a low 79.

Sunday may be mostly sunny with a high around 103 and light breezes. The overnight low will be around 79.

That leads to a week with increasingly warm temperatures.

 

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Maricopa will be baking this weekend.

With temperatures continuing to sizzle, the National Weather Service has extended the excessive heat warning through 8 p.m. Friday in western Pinal County.

An excessive heat warning mans that a period of very hot temperatures, even by local standards, will occur. Overexposure can cause heat cramps and heat exhaustion to develop and, without intervention, can lead to heat stroke.

Stay indoors and seek air-conditioned buildings. Those engaging in outdoor work or athletic activity should be closely monitored. If engaging in outdoor activity, take longer and more frequent breaks and avoid the hottest parts of the day. Never leave kids or pets unattended in cars.

Today is sunny and hot with a high near 114 and little wind. Tonight will be clear with a low around 81.

Friday’s forecast is also sunny and hot with a high near 111. The night is expected to be mostly clear with alow around 80 and winds of 5-10 mph.

Saturday is expected to be sunny with a high near 109. The overnight low will be around 80 under mostly clear skies.

Sunday will likely see a few clouds with a partly sunny forecast and a high of 109. The night will have partly cloudy skies and a low around 81.

Next week will grow progressively hotter with the possibility of another heat warning.

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Maricopa will be under an excessive heat watch this week, according to the National Weather Service as temperatures soar.

The watch is in place Tuesday morning through Thursday evening. High temperatures are expected to reach at least 113 midweek. Excessive heat can lead to heat stroke, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and other related illnesses. Heat stroke can lead to death.

Stay indoors and seek air-conditioned buildings. Drink water, more than usual, and avoid dehydrating alcoholic, sugary or caffeinated drinks. Dress for the heat – lightweight and light-colored clothing. Eat small meals and eat more often.

Monitor those with a higher vulnerability to heat, including small children. Check in on family, friends, and neighbors, especially the elderly. If engaging in outdoor activity, take longer and more frequent breaks and avoid the hottest parts of the day. Never leave kids or pets unattended in cars.

Today, the expected high temperature is 107. The nighttime low will be around 78.

Tuesday, the high is forecast to be 109 under sunny skies. The overnight low will be around 82.

Wednesday, prepare for a sunny and hot day, with a high near 113 and little wind. The night is expected to be partly cloudy with a low around 83.

Thursday is forecast to be sunny and hot with a high near 113. The overnight low will likely be around 83.

Friday cools down a bit for a high of 110. Winds are expected to pick up, gusting as high as 20 mph. That will continue into evening, when the low is expected to be around 82.

The weekend will still be slightly above normal but below 110.

Maricopa's weekend weather will see a mix of clouds and sun. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Maricopa’s weekend weather is expected to become a little cooler than recent weeks and even drop below the normal high of 105, according to the National Weather Service.

Today is mostly sunny with a forecast high of 107. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 83. A high-pollution advisory remains in effect in Pinal County.

Friday will likely be partly sunny with a high near 106. Clouds will move in during the evening, bringing a 20-percent chance of rain after midnight and low around 82.

Saturday‘s high will be near 101 under mostly sunny skies. The 20-percent chance of precipitation returns in the evening as the low drops to around 80.

Sunday has a 20-percent chance of rain during the day and an expected high of 101. The evening will be mostly clear with a low around 80.

Next week, daily high temperatures will climb back over 105 under clear skies.

Days will grow increasingly hot this weekend, but there is a small chance of rain. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

This weekend will not only be a little hotter than normal, according to the National Weather Service, but will also likely have bad air quality.

Pinal County Department of Air Quality has issued an Ozone High Pollution Advisory for Friday. This means forecast weather conditions combined with existing ozone levels are expected to result in eight-hour ozone concentrations that pose a health risk.

A decrease in physical activity is recommended. The use of gasoline-powered equipment should be reduced or done late in the day.

Today is mostly sunny with an expected high of 103 degrees F. Tonight’s low is expected to be abound 83.

Friday, the temperature is expected to climb to 107 under sunny skies. The nighttime low will likely be around 84.

Saturday is forecast to be mostly sunny with a high near 109 and increasing breezes. The average high for this time of year is 105. The overnight low will be around 85.

Sunday is predicted to climb to 110 on a partly sunny day. By night, there is a 20-percent chance of rain before 11 p.m. The night will be mostly cloudy with a low around 85.

The chance for precipitation returns on Tuesday, but high temperatures are expected to remain in the triple digits for the week.

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National Weather Service – The Flash Flood Watch continues for portions of south central Arizona and southwest Arizona, including west Pinal County until 1 a.m.

Thunderstorms this afternoon and evening will have the potential for producing locally heavy rain due to the abundance of available moisture. Rainfall rates may exceed 1 inch per hour in the stronger thunderstorms.

Rapidly rising water in washes may flood low-water crossings. Moving water may be strong enough to carry people and vehicles downstream. Never cross a flooded road.
A Flash Flood Watch means that flooding of washes, creeks and other drainage areas is possible within the watch area. If you are in the watch area, you should watch the weather and be prepared to take immediate action should heavy rain and flooding occur or a flash flood warning be issued.

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Clouds move over mid-town Maricopa in a week that could see raindrops.

Clouds are rolling in, bringing the best chance for rain Maricopa has seen in weeks, according to the National Weather Service, with high likelihood of showers Tuesday.

Tonight, there is a 20-percent chance of rain after 11 p.m. and patchy blowing dust between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. The low temperature will be around 85 degrees F.

Tuesday the chance of precipitation increases to 30 percent between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. There is also a chance for showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Overall the day will be mostly sunny with a high near 104 and blowing dust before 9 p.m. The night brings a 50 percent chance of rain with accumulation of less than a 10th of an inch.

Wednesday there is also a 50-percent chance of rain before 11 a.m. and possibility of showers and thunderstorms afterward. The day is forecast to be partly sunny with a high near 96. During the night, the chance of rain slips to 30 percent while the low temperature will be around 79.

Thursday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 100. The overnight low will be around 81.

Friday also has a partly sunny forecast with a high near 105 and a nighttime low around 82.

From this distance, the weekend looks to be increasingly hot and dry.

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Sunny days and partly cloudy nights are ahead and could be building to rain.

Maricopa will have another hot weekend that leads off with an air-quality warning, according to the National Weather Service.

Today is sunny with an expected high of 107 degrees F. Tonight will be mostly cloud, then gradually become mostly clear with a low around 83 and winds gusting up to 20 mph. The Pinal County Department of Air Quality has extended an Ozone High Pollution Advisory through Friday. This means that forecast weather conditions combined with existing ozone levels are expected to result in local maximum eight-hour ozone concentrations that pose a health risk

Friday’s forecast sees a sunny day with a high near 108. The overnight low will be around 84 under mostly clear skies.

Saturday is predicted to sunny and hot, with a high near 110. The night will likely be partly cloudy with a low around 85.

Sunday will be nearly identical, a sunny and hot day with a high of 110, but with increasing winds of 10-15 mph that could gust up to 20 mph. The overnight low will be around 84.

Next week starts out much the same, though rain showers are possible Tuesday.

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Dust storm on I-8. (ADOT file photo)

A Blowing Dust Advisory will be in effect this afternoon. It is expected to impact the Interstate 8 and I-10 corridors, Sonoran Desert National Monument and surrounding communities in west and northwest Pinal County.

The advisory is from 4 to 10 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service.

The threat for a dust storm will increase as winds from distant thunderstorms will be capable of generating blowing dust.

Visibility will be below one mile for many locations, even below one-quarter mile. Outflow winds from thunderstorms may reach 35 mph and locally 55 mph closer to thunderstorms.

Blowing dust may cause hazardous driving conditions. Outdoor activity also should be limited.

Be ready for a sudden drop in visibility. If you encounter blowing dust or blowing sand on the roadway or see it approaching, pull off the road as far as possible and put your vehicle in park. Turn the lights all the way off and keep your foot off the brake pedal.

Another hot weekend with increasing humidity is in store for Maricopa. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

 

Heat remains above normal for Maricopa’s weekend weather, according to the National Weather Service. The average high temperature for this time of year is 106 degrees F.

Today is sunny with a high near 108. Tonight will remain mostly clear, with a low around 81.

Friday is forecast to be sunny and hot with a high near 110. The overnight low is expected to be around 80.

Saturday, the high will likely go back to around 108, followed by a partly cloudy night with a low again near 80.

Sunday will likely have increased winds after a mostly sunny day and a high near 107. The overnight low will be around 81 while 5-15 mph winds have gusts up to 20 mph.

That leads to a hot week with some opportunities for rain on Monday and Tuesday.

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Homes continue to go up in Alterra and other subdivisions in the summer heat.

Another sizzling weekend is ahead for Maricopa, according to the National Weather Service.
Today is sunny and hot, with the expected high temperature to reach 113 degrees F. The evening will be mostly cloudy with a low around 81.
Friday, the forecast calls for a sunny and hot day with a high near 112. Pinal County Department of Air Quality has issued an airborne
coarse particle high pollution advisory. The overnight low will be around 80.
Saturday, plan for a mostly sunny and hot day with a high near 112 and few breezes. The nighttime low will be around 80.
Sunday will likely be sunny and hot with a high near 110 and winds 5-10 mph. The overnight low will be around 81.
That leads to a week of similar high temperatures and a few clouds on the horizon.