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NWS: Big cool down ahead for Valley

PHOENIX -- After many days of above-normal temperatures this month, the thermometers are going to take a big swing in the opposite direction.

Tuesday's high will be in the upper 70s and both Wednesday and Thursday should see highs a few degrees cooler.

"[About] 10 to 15 degrees below normal," said Ken Waters with the National Weather Service. "There could be some rain in this system but mainly in the mountains. We don't expect much of a chance here in the lower desert areas."

Nights will be on the brisk side with some outlying Valley communities dipping down into the 40s.

Waters said the cool down is courtesy of a double-barreled system.

"Low pressure system coming down out of the Rockies and another low pressure system sitting out over the Pacific Ocean. These two systems are going to work together and push cold air across Arizona."

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Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

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