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Heat? Rain? Phoenix-area weather to be a little weird this week

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PHOENIX — Surprise, surprise: The Phoenix-area forecast said the weather is going to be a little wacky this week.

Despite a recent dip into the high-80s, forecasts are calling for highs in the triple digits through Wednesday.

“No sooner do we finish a little bit of cooling, high pressure builds in and our temperatures just want to skyrocket,” Chris Breckenridge with the National Weather Service said. “It’s Arizona, it’s the desert and we’re hot here.”

A storm front is expected to move into the area on Thursday, which should send temperatures into the low 90s by the weekend. However, that is still a few ticks higher on the thermometer than average.

“Even though we’re cooling down, we’re still going to be several degrees above normal,” Breckenridge said. “But it is cooling down.”

If things don’t cool off, keep your eye on Oct. 23. That is the latest day in the year the Phoenix area has recorded a high of 100 degrees.

The storm front is expected to leave the area over the weekend. Monday’s high is forecast for 84 degrees.

KTAR’s Jim Cross contributed to this report.

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