Phoenix set for abnormally low high temperature on Monday

May 19, 2019, 4:45 AM | Updated: Jun 18, 2019, 12:07 pm




PHOENIX — If it doesn’t feel like summer in Phoenix yet, there’s good reason.

The city is in the midst of one of its coolest months of May in recent memory and that trend will continue into early next week.

The National Weather Service is predicting a high temperature of 75 degrees on Monday.

Historically, there is just a 2% chance of having high temperatures below 80 degrees this late into May.

“We’ve had this persistent atmospheric circulation pattern which has kind of locked some things in place in a way that’s allowing low pressure systems to move through the desert Southwest more frequently than in an average year,” Austin Jamison, an NWS meteorologist and forecaster, told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Saturday.

Unfortunately, the cool weather doesn’t mean it will continue into the depths of our long summer.

NWS says there’s no correlation between a cool May and a cool overall summer.

In fact, the NOAA Climate Prediction Center is predicting a 40-55% chance that parts of the Southwest will have an above normal summer (June through August).

By next Saturday, the high temperature is supposed to jump into the 90s and by June 1, the high will be nearing 100 degrees.

Enjoy the cool weather while it lasts, Phoenicians.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s John Roller contributed to this report.

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Phoenix set for abnormally low high temperature on Monday