Record warmth on our Thanksgiving Day

PHOENIX - After a chilly start this morning, temperatures have warmed quickly.

High pressure is in control and that's sending our temperatures soaring. In fact, we hit 87 degrees at Phoenix Sky Harbor creating a new record for this date! The previous record was 86 degrees from 1950.

Clear skies will dominate across the state and the region as we go into Black Friday. If you're headed out for some early morning shopping, plan on wearing a light sweater or jacket. Valley temperatures will drop into the mid 40s to low 50s early morning before warming into the upper 70s to low 80s by the afternoon.

We'll continue our warm forecast this weekend with mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 70s.

By early next week, clouds start to stream in ahead of the next storm system we're tracking.

We're still several days away from its arrival, so there is some uncertainty in how big of an impact it'll have on our weather.

As of now it looks like it will bring us at least a slight chance for rain Tuesday night through Wednesday. Up north snow showers could also develop.

Temperatures look to cool as this system moves in, with Valley highs dropping back into the upper 60s to low 70s by the middle of next week.

Again, things could change as we head into the weekend so stay tuned and we'll keep you posted on specifics.

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Rainfall totals:

2014 Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 7.46" (+0.42" from average)

2014 Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 7.00" (+1.82" from average)

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Daily rainfall reports from all across the Valley can be found here .

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