KJZZ is a service of Rio Salado College,
and Maricopa Community Colleges

Copyright © 2024 KJZZ/Rio Salado College/MCCCD
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
News

Phoenix faces cold and freezing temperatures this week

Overnight temperatures around the Valley varied, but all of it was cold. Phoenix suburbs were hit with temps in the upper 20s, while the Phoenix metro was close to freezing.

Phoenix National Weather Service meteorologist Ted Whittock says to expect the cold to stay throughout the week. 

“Our current forecast low on Friday is 34 [degrees] at Sky Harbor. Although it is possible that we might flirt with freezing, right now we’re forecasting it to be just above," Whittock said. 

freeze warning is in effect for Wednesday morning, Jan. 10, until 9 a.m. Friday is expected to have similar morning temperatures as Tuesday.

The cold front brought below-freezing temperatures to northern Arizona early Tuesday, with the National Weather Service reporting a -17 degrees reading at Snowbowl.

Metro Phoenix forecast

Wednesday: Widespread frost, mainly before 9 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. At night, mostly clear, with a low around 37. South wind around 5 mph becoming east northeast in the evening.

Thursday: A 20% chance of showers before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. At night, mostly clear, with a low around 32. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north northeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 57. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. At night, mostly clear, with a low around 36. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming east northeast in the evening.

Source:  National Weather Service

Tags
News Weather
Jill Ryan joined KJZZ in 2020 as a morning reporter, and she is currently a field correspondent and Morning Edition producer.