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Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 5:28 am

Winds have been cranking up as low pressure moves in from the Great Basin.

Those winds will be backing off a bit Wednesday, only to pick right back up again on Thursday as that low pressure system lifts out to the east over us. Look for gusts near 30 mph in many Arizona cities, including right here in the Valley.

As it sits over northwestern Arizona for the next 36 hours, a bit of moisture will pump in from the west bringing chances for isolated showers and thunderstorms to the high country. We could also see some snow showers above 6,000 feet, but little to no accumulation is expected.

While the Valley stays dry, we will see high clouds at times and a subtle drop in temperatures.

Phoenix will hit 80 degrees on Wednesday with slightly cooler Valley highs on Thursday in the mid to upper 70s.

This little cool-down is going to be brief as high pressure quickly builds in by this weekend, bumping temperatures back into the 80s.

Valley highs will be in the mid-80s this weekend, the warmest we've seen all year.

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