Arizona’s desert cold snap continues with a week-long stretch of frosty weather. Meteorologist Austin Jamison with the National Weather Service in Phoenix says we’re looking at highs in the 50’s, with the coldest weather overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning. Temps are expected to fall into the ‘30’s and even ‘20’s.

Jamison says, blame the cold spell on an absence of high pressure. And with nothing to dissipate the chill, colder temperatures are sticking around longer. It’s a situation Jamison says is not unheard of for Arizona’s central deserts, but still, doesn’t happen very often.

Jamison says the first warm up won’t occur until Saturday with a high of 70, but it will be a short one. He’s predicting more rain next Monday which is bound to drive temperatures down again.

–Barbara Villa