Overcast Nov. 30, sunnier Dec. 1

Daytime highs will climb into the 77˚F-80˚F range around the Valley, according to the Flood Control District of Maricopa County’s forecast. See the previous 24 hour’s rain totals at http://alert.fcd.maricopa.gov/alert/Rain/htmlprec.txt.

“There’s a few updates to the forecast in today’s extended outlook. Overcast skies due to a steady stream of high clouds moving northeast off the Pacific will continue today and now likely persist through tomorrow as a weak disturbance slowly moves east into northern Mexico. Sunnier conditions will return for Saturday and into Sunday with temperatures remaining in the upper 70s to low 80s through the entire period. Looking ahead, model guidance is still having a hard time resolving the next disturbance, set to arrive early next week. Current thinking still holds with the idea of another round of passing high clouds, a modest cooling trend, and increased breezes during the Mon-Wed period. Rain chances aren’t looking good and our current dry streak (98 days) should easily move into the triple digits. Mostly overcast skies and dry surface conditions will continue today across the region. Afternoon temperatures will warm into the 77˚F-79˚F range around the Valley with low to mid 70s across the higher terrain locales. Variable winds will remain in the light category with no noteworthy gusts throughout the day. A high-pollution advisory is in effect, so take necessary precautions to avoid extended time outdoors. Overnight lows will hover in the low 60s around the urban corridor under cloudy skies and light winds,” D. Henz of the flood control district wrote in a weather outlook for Maricopa County.

The Flood Control District of Maricopa County was created in 1959 to reduce the risk of flooding to people and property, according to https://www.maricopa.gov/672/Learn-About-FCD.

The mission of the district is to provide regional flood hazard identification, regulation, remediation, and education to Maricopa County residents so that they can reduce the risk of injury, death, and property damage from flooding, while still enjoying the natural and beneficial values served by floodplains.

The district’s vision is for the residents of Maricopa County and future generations to have the maximum level of protection from the effects of flooding through fiscally responsible flood control actions and multi-use facilities that complement and enhance the beauty of our desert environment.

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