Forecast Details for Phoenix, AZ

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This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 47. East wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 72. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 46. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph after midnight.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 74. East wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 49. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph after midnight.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 76. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. West southwest wind around 10 mph.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north after midnight.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 62. North wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming east northeast after midnight.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 67. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

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Weather Topic: What is Snow?

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Snow is precipitation taking the form of ice crystals. Each ice crystal, or snowflake, has unique characteristics, but all of them grow in a hexagonal structure. Snowfall can last for sustained periods of time and result in significant buildup of snow on the ground.

On the earth's surface, snow starts out light and powdery, but as it begins to melt it tends to become more granular, producing small bits of ice which have the consistency of sand. After several cycles of melting and freezing, snow can become very dense and ice-like, commonly known as snow pack.

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Weather Topic: What are Cirrus Clouds?

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Cirrus clouds are high-level clouds that occur above 20,000 feet and are composed mainly of ice crystals. They are thin and wispy in appearance.

What do they indicate?
They are often the first sign of an approaching storm.

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