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There's a chance for rain in Phoenix every day this week

Monsoon activity will remain in the Phoenix area with chances of rain expected to increase later in the week.

Below-average high temperatures are expected to be in the low 100s in the Phoenix area.

Bianca Feldkircher is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. 

“We do start drying out a little bit and warming up a little bit as we start the work week," Feldkircher said. "There is an opportunity sometime around midweek where our pattern does support another round of lower desert storms.”

The National Weather Service notes everyday this week has at least a 20% chance of showers.

5-day forecast for Phoenix

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 99. West wind around 5 mph. At night, 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 83. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Tuesday: A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 102. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. At night, 30 % chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 82. East wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday: A 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 100. East wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. At night, a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 80. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday: A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 100. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. At night, a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 82. West wind around 5 mph becoming east northeast after midnight.

Friday: A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 101. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. At night, a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 81. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

It has seemed very rainy in the Valley this monsoon season. But official readings at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport show there’s been less rainfall when compared to last year.

Why the disconnect? Marvin Percha with the National Weather Service in Phoenix says the airport has missed out on many storms. And since May, rain has fallen in various amounts in other parts of the Valley.

“Southeast Valley kind of like San Tan, Queen Valley, Apache Junction have had anywhere from, looks like, three-and-a-half to even an excessive six inches of rain so far," Percha said.

Percha also says parts of the North Valley saw up to four inches. And that’s compared with less than two inches of rain at Sky Harbor in the same time period. Separately, the airport had issues measuring Sunday’s storm. 

Source: National Weather Service

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Nick Sanchez is a senior producer for KJZZ's The Show. He joined the station as an intern during the spring of 2022, where he developed a passion for audio storytelling in the Valley.