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It's April: Expect Temperature Ups and Downs This Week

24 April 2017   Dr. Curtis James

Some days this week you’ll see day temps in the 70’s, other days it’ll drop to the 60’s. Just normal April weather!

Forecast Discussion:

Disturbances moving through the Great Basin today are producing party to mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions. These conditions should persist through tomorrow when a colder and deeper system digs southeastward across northern Arizona. Measurable precipitation appears unlikely, though 10-15 degrees of cooling is expected along with strong southwest wind gusting into the 30-40 mph range at times.

Some improvement is expected on Wednesday, until another series of disturbances moves through on Thursday - Friday and an upper-air trough develops over the Southwest Friday – Saturday. At this time, it is anticipated that these disturbances will equate to continued breezy-windy and unsettled cooler weather, with highs in the mid to upper 60s for the weekend. It appears again unlikely that measureable precipitation will occur in Prescott this weekend.

Conditions will likely warm back up early next week, but considerable uncertainty exists in the long-range forecasts.

C. James

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