Arizona weather forecast: Summer-like temps arrive a bit early

We're officially in our first extended heat spell of spring.

On Wednesday afternoon, the high hit 93 degrees, which will be one of the "cooler" days over the next week.

On Thursday, the Valley is forecast to reach the middle 90s. Friday and Saturday will also hit the middle 90s with highs of 95 degrees expected on both days at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

While the forecast calls for mostly sunny stretches, there will be some high clouds throughout the day Thursday before the sunshine makes a full-force return. Winds may increase a touch on Friday with gusts around 15-20 mph in Phoenix.

Over the weekend, the temperature only gets hotter.

Sunday is expected to reach 98 degrees in the Valley. By next Monday the high may hit 99 degrees, flirting with our first triple digit of the year.

Next Tuesday is also likely to remain in the upper 90s.

Through this hot stretch, one thing is notably missing: rain. The state will be dry right into next week.

Models suggest we may not fall out of the 90s until late next week or next weekend.

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