Expect a dry but chilly New Year’s Eve in the Phoenix area
PHOENIX — Phoenix-area residents and visitors can expect a dry but chilly New Year’s Eve as they ring out 2019.
Tuesday temperatures are forecasted to peak at 61 degrees around 3-4 p.m. but steadily drop under 50 degrees as the night progresses.
Those planning to toast the new year outside should make sure to grab a jacket — it’ll be about 48 degrees at midnight.
Revelers up north will need even heavier layers. Flagstaff will be just 16 degrees when the clock strikes 12.
It'll be a much colder midnight celebration in other parts of #Arizona, though.
— Iris Hermosillo (@IrisABC15) December 31, 2019
But everyone can plan to leave the umbrellas at home. The highest chance of precipitation for the day is 3% in Phoenix and 6% in Flagstaff.
What about the first day of the new year (and decade)?
Temperatures in the Valley are expected to peak at 60 degrees, and there is only a 4% chance of rain.
According to the National Weather Service, Phoenix temperatures have been below normal since Dec. 22, when it reached 72 degrees.
The next day the city will see above normal is shaping up to be Saturday, with a high of 68.
Phoenix has been below normal for some time now…last day above normal was Dec 22 with a high of 72. The next day Phoenix will see above normal highs looks to be Saturday with a forecast high of 68 (normal is 66). #azwx pic.twitter.com/qAJhwgf6Ar
— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) December 31, 2019