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Phoenix could see its first 90-degree day of the year this week

Some parts of Arizona could hit 90 degrees for the first time this year on Wednesday.

Gabriel Lojero, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Phoenix, said it could surpass 90 later in the week, but the higher temperatures won’t last long.

“We’re gonna have another weather system moving across the region that’s gonna cool our temperatures down," Lojero said. "So it’s actually going to be below normal later this weekend into early next week.”

Valley temperatures should be back in the high 70s to low 80s by Monday.

The average first 90-degree day for Phoenix is March 30, according to the National Weather Service. In 2023, it was April 10.

National Weather Service forecast for metro Phoenix

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 87. East wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon.  At night, clear, with a low around 59. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 93. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon. At night, Clear, with a low around 63. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Breezy, with an east wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. At night, clear, with a low around 62. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph becoming east southeast 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 88. Breezy, with a southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. At night, mostly clear, with a low around 58. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy, with an east southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. At night, clear, with a low around 57. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 77. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. AT night, mostly clear, with a low around 56. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east southeast after midnight.

Senior field correspondent Bridget Dowd has a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.