Phoenix felt a heat wave this week that hit record temperatures, but those numbers are supposed to dip this weekend.
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Junior Casselman fishes at Papago Park in Phoenix, where the temperature has passed 100 degrees, on May 4, 2017. Courtney Pedroza/azcentral.com
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Phoenix hits 100 degrees for the first time in 2017 on May 3.
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Tubers enjoy the first day on the river as Salt River Tubing opens for the summer season. David Kadlubowski/azcentral.com
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Scenes from a lightning storm over Phoenix Monday, March 28, 2017.
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Time-lapse video show clouds that appear as a pinwheel over Phoenix at sunset in March 2017. David Kadlubowski/azcentral.com
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A dust storm cancels a soccer match on March 22, 2017, at Falcon Park in west Phoenix. Daniel Gonzalez/The Republic
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Phoenix sees record temperatures, but not for long
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Rain chances in the Phoenix area were expected to increase late Monday and remain possible into the early part of Tuesday, before tapering off later in the day, according to the National Weather Service.
Clouds were increasing through much of the Valley Tuesday afternoon, with shower activity detected on satellite radar in some areas to the east of the region, the weather service said.
The forecast called for the chance of rain in the Phoenix area to increase to 60 percent by late Monday night, with a chance of some thunderstorms developing after 11 p.m.
Rainfall amounts could range from one-tenth to a quarter inch, according to the forecast.
The rainfall chance will be around 50 percent on Tuesday, with temperatures cooling to a high of about 71 degrees in Phoenix, the weather service said.
By Tuesday night, the rainfall chance will decline to 20 percent and remain at that level into early Wednesday. The forecast high on Wednesday is 76 degrees for Phoenix.
Look for sunny skies and a high near 87 on Thursday, then a further warm-up on Friday to 95 in Phoenix with continued sunshine, the weather service said.
Temperatures in the mid- to upper-90s are forecast for the weekend in the region under sunny skies.
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