85˚F around the Valley Saturday

Saturday is to have a high of 85˚F around the Valley, according to the Flood Control District of Maricopa County’s forecast. See the previous 24 hour’s rain totals at http://alert.fcd.maricopa.gov/alert/Rain/htmlprec.txt.

“A weather disturbance to our southeast is causing easterly winds through central Arizona and also moderating and mixing our temperatures.  Mostly sunny skies and very nice daytime highs will be the rule as we approach and get through the weekend.  Winds at (Thursday) are gusting to about 20mph in the outlying zones and to around 15 mph in the urban center.  (Friday) and Saturday will be less breezy as high pressure begins to move in.  Forecast temperature for metro Phoenix is: Saturday – 85,” D. Henz of the flood control district wrote in a weather outlook for Maricopa County.

The Flood Control District of Maricopa County was created in 1959 to reduce the risk of flooding to people and property, according to http://www.fcd.maricopa.gov/about.aspx.

The mission of the district is to provide regional flood hazard identification, regulation, remediation, and education to Maricopa County residents so that they can reduce the risk of injury, death, and property damage from flooding, while still enjoying the natural and beneficial values served by floodplains.

The district’s vision is for the residents of Maricopa County and future generations to have the maximum level of protection from the effects of flooding through fiscally responsible flood control actions and multi-use facilities that complement and enhance the beauty of our desert environment.

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