Fall's False Start: Metro Phoenix Temperatures Warming Up This Week

Published: Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 12:46pm
Updated: Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 12:47pm

It looks like the slight cool-down over the past few days was a false start for fall.

National Weather Service meteorologist Sean Benedict says high temperatures will reach about 100 degrees for most of the week.

"Our average highs around this time a year are now down around 90 degrees," Benedict said. "In the early portion of the week, we’ll be pushing back near 100 degrees by Tuesday, and that 100-degree temp might linger through the whole week, right around that 100-degree Fahrenheit mark."

In the high country, temperatures will be slightly above average, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s, and lows in the 30s.

Longer-range forecasts call for another cool-down next week — and this one might stick, Benedict said.

"They start to favor a little bit more of a troughing pattern after this coming week," he said. "It's possible this week, the hundreds, if we do hit it, could be the last week of the year."

The latest 100-degree day on record is Oct. 27.

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