This High Pollution Advisory begins Saturday and will likely last through next Tuesday. The use of leaf-blowers and off road vehicles is also discouraged.

Besides the bad air quality, daytime highs statewide will continue to range 10 to 20 degrees above normal for this time of the year through at least this weekend, though a slight drop in temperatures is expected early next week as clouds increase. He worked as the morning meteorologist and host of the CBS morning show for eight years.

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The air quality will be at its worst during the morning and evening hours, especially New Years Day after the use of fireworks.

High pressure off the coast of Southern California is the driving force behind the dry spell.

Bordering Phoenix to the east, Scottsdale has over 230,000 residents and is home to some of the finest residential living as well as recreational activities in the Valley.

Established by Army Chaplain Winfield Scott, Scottsdale has, since its beginning, been a haven for cowboys as well as the social elite.

However the Melrose District of Central Phoenix has a high concentration of LGBT-friendly businesses.

Many bars and nightclubs are situated in this area as well.

Subtropical moisture Sunday through Wednesday will further exacerbate the problem as clouds develop and act like a blanket over the area, allowing pollution to build up over the Valley.

The Maricopa County Air Quality Department reports they expect air quality to be at its worst, since records began in 2005, on Monday.

Phoenix, which covers 514 square miles, is the sixth-largest city in the country with a population of more than 1.5 million people (Source: City of Phoenix). Visit Unlike some other major metropolitan areas, Phoenix does not have a central LGBT neighborhood.

As Phoenix is so geographically spread out, most LGBT Phoenicians are too.

The average high in Greater Phoenix is 85 degrees and with more than 330 days of sunshine per year, smiles are wide and spirits are high.