Triple digit potential next week…according to the GFS model.
Above shows the forecast highs for next Tuesday (May 26th), which comes very close to 100°. Model specifics aren’t very accurate 7-10 days out, so take the numbers with a grain of salt.
However, late last week I noticed a general theme with our long range data. The unsettled May pattern I’ve so-lovingly called “Trough Fest” appears to be shifting toward a warm, dry trend. A lot can change between now and early next week, but there is some indication of hot in the not-so-distant future.
For what it’s worth, Tucson’s average 1st 100° day is May 26th. Stay tuned!