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.