Unseasonably Warm Week Ahead For Arizona
Just as you might be thinking it's safe to break out the cold weather gear, the National Weather Service has warned to hold off a week or two.
The La Nina churning out in the Pacific is helping to keep the seasonal 60 to 70 degree temperatures at bay.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Austin Jamison said the week begins with highs pushing 90 degrees.
"In fact at Sky Harbor we're going with a high above 89," he said. "So, definitely well above normal."
Jamison said high temperatures will drop slightly over the week, but climb back up by the weekend.
Not just for the valley, but statewide.
That's not good news for Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort northeast of Flagstaff, where opening day has already been delayed a week.
Weather models indicate slim chances the snow making machines will get much help from above anytime soon.
"Perhaps in the highest mountains, northern Arizona, there may be a very slight chance of very light precipitation," Jamison said.
That might hit, he said, by Thursday or Friday.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Austin Jamison's name.