Cold, Windy and Sunny This Week Featured

Gusty winds this week, lower temperatures.

Big Idea

  • Spring in the Prescott area tends to be pretty windy
  • Temperatures will be much cooler Tuesday, but warming by the weekend
  • No precipitation expected
  • Be prepared for a nice Easter!
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Gusty, windy and lovely sunshine! 

Forecast Summary:

Monday: Becoming partly cloudy and very windy, especially in the afternoon hours. Southwest wind becoming 30-40 mph with maximum gusts possibly over 50 mph. High in the upper 50s.

Tuesday: Becoming mostly sunny, cooler, and still windy, with westerly winds gusting up to 40 mph in the afternoon. Morning low in the mid 20s, afternoon high in the upper 40s.

Wednesday – Sunday: Mostly sunny and gradually warmer. Lows warming into the 30s by Friday and into the 40s by the weekend. Highs warming from the upper 50s on Wednesday to the lower 70s by the weekend. Some high clouds and afternoon breezes associated with weak upper disturbances on Thursday – Saturday.

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Forecast Discussion:

Hold on to your hats and beware of high pollen counts! It’s spring, and this time of year tends to be pretty windy here in the Prescott area. A cold upper-level trough will swing across northern Arizona tonight through tomorrow, creating strong pressure contrasts across the area. We will see very windy conditions this afternoon, with southwest gusts possibly over 50 mph.

Temperatures will become much cooler behind the trough, with highs in the upper 40s on Tuesday. Winds will shift gradually westerly to northwesterly on Tuesday, but they will still be strong, with gusts as 40 mph in the afternoon. 

For the rest of the week, a ridge of high pressure will build and we will see a pronounced warming trend. Highs over the weekend will rise into the lower 70s. It will still be breezy at times later this week, with periods of high clouds and breezes on Thursday and again on Friday – Saturday as weak upper-level disturbances move through the ridge.

C. James


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Last modified on Monday, 03 April 2023 22:59
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Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Editor and Publisher of CopperState News. In her past life, she was the founder of a successful local news media publication in the Prescott area. She started CopperState News with the idea that local news deserves a statewide platform.

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