VERDE VALLEY – It has been an unusually warm fall, but temperatures are expected to drop Thursday, said meteorologist Robert Rickey with the National Weather Service.
A weather system will approach the state tomorrow, said Rickey, and will bring significant southwest winds to the area, which will cool down the area by a few degrees.
Thursday the temps really drop, said Rickey. Daytime temperatures will be 5-10 degrees below normal (as opposed to the 5-10 degrees above normal that the Verde Valley has been experiencing). Thursday morning will be a chilly 28 degrees, said Rickey, and top out around 59 degrees for the day’s high.
Those who don’t like cold can look forward to another warming trend, he said. A high pressure system will brings highs back to the mid-70s by the weekend, said Rickey.
In other weather news, Prescott broke a record today for the highest recorded Nov. 15 temperature. Rickey said the town’s airport reported a high of 79 degrees.