Good evening everyone and welcome back. I hope you all had a fantastic Friday.
Although it is still a bit windy across the desert Southwest, temperatures have become more pleasant in the higher 70s range for daytime highs. However, this will soon change, so you may want to bring jackets along for any evening plans, depending on your tolerance.
Currently, the wind speeds are at 6 miles per hour in both El Centro and Yuma. The future wind speeds are expected to remain calm throughout the night and into tomorrow. The air quality index is good across the valley, with the exception of kxo, which is at a moderate level.
The temperatures are currently pleasant, with El Centro and Holtville at 73 degrees and Calipatria at 73 as well. In Yuma County, temperatures are in the low 70s. By 9:00 p.m., it will become a bit chillier, reaching in the lower 60s range, and cloud cover is expected to increase throughout the night.
We have a viewer weather photo from Dex Taylor showcasing the recent 911 exhibit in Yuma, which looks amazing. If you have any photos you’d like to share with us, simply scan the QR code on your screen and upload them to our website. Moving on to the 7-day forecast for the Yuma area, temperatures will warm up slightly in the next few days, reaching the 80s range, before cooling off on Tuesday. There is a chance of rain starting Monday, with increasing cloud cover.
The rain chances are likely on Thursday. In the Imperial Valley, temperatures will be a bit cooler, with a high of 83 on Tuesday. Storm chances will start on Wednesday with a 10% chance, and increase to 30% on Thursday, accompanied by lower temperatures in the 70s. Overall, cloud cover and rain are on the way for the desert Southwest..