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    Unseasonable warmth to build across southwestern, south-central US this week

    By Faith Eherts, AccuWeather meteorologist
    November 15, 2017, 2:45:28 AM EST

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    While signs of winter are emerging in full force this week across the northern part of the nation, the southwestern and South Central states will turn warmer.

    The weather pattern prevailing over the country is expected to maintain a generally west-to-east trend over the next several days, keeping temperature swings in the southern United States to a minimum.

    With a lack of disturbances dipping into the Southern states, generally sunny conditions will prevail.

    This will allow warmth to build to unseasonable levels before the pattern breaks at the end of the week.

    Only a slight dip in temperature is likely over parts of the South Central states at midweek.

    Static South Central Wednesday


    For Phoenix residents, the weather this week will seem like more of the same.

    “Temperatures in the Southwest have been well above normal so far this month, and the warm pattern will continue through much of this week,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Mike Doll.

    High temperatures have exceeded the average mark for all but one day so far this month in Phoenix.

    “The high temperature in Phoenix this time of year is usually in the middle 70s F, but they will be in the middle 80s through Friday,” said Doll.

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    While the incoming warmth is not expected to break any records in Phoenix, it will keep this unusual heat streak alive.

    This warmth is expected to spread beyond the confines of the Desert Southwest later this week.

    “While the warmer air will spread into the southern Plains by midweek, areas of clouds will put a cap on temperatures in some places. Instead of 70s and 80s for daytime highs, clouds will keep highs in the 60s and 70s,” Doll said.

    Pattern 11/13


    In Dallas, there were three days with record-breaking heat earlier this month. While temperatures have since been hovering closer to average, another blast of warmth is in store.

    Friday is expected to be the warmest day since the last bout of record-breaking heat in the south-central U.S.

    Residents and tourists hoping to take advantage of the area’s normally cooler late-autumn weather will need to prepare for September-like temperatures through the end of the week.

    Parts of the Southwest may experience even warmer weather during the long Thanksgiving weekend. Some of the warmth may reach as far to the north as Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

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