The Valley will likely hit 80 degrees for the first time in 2022 as the WM Phoenix Open arrives
PHOENIX — There’s a good chance for 80s at the WM Phoenix Open over the weekend, but it’s more likely to come from warm temperatures than golfer scorecards.
Phoenix is expected to hit 80 degrees for the first time in 2022 on Thursday, the day of the first round of the annual golf tournament in Scottsdale.
Friday’s high is expected to be 79 degrees before reaching 81 degrees on Saturday and 80 degrees on Sunday, the final round of the tournament.
Highs will approach and exceed 80 degrees the rest of the week and through the weekend (first time in over two months). Keep these tips in mind if you plan to be outdoors for an extended period of time, especially if you are working/playing/exercising. #azwx #cawx pic.twitter.com/crZikCfuEA
— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) February 9, 2022
The warm weather will be a boost from what Phoenix has seen over the past two months.
Tuesday marked the first time since Dec. 6 with a high of over 75 degrees.
The mercury reached 80 degrees for the first time in 2021 on February 2, two days before the golf tournament started.
This year’s WM Phoenix Open is being played a week later than normal to reflect the Super Bowl, which was moved back a week with the addition of a 17th regular season game.