Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: First 110° day in almost two years

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Sunny, scorching! 110°, northwest wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight – Clear. 77°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – Sunny, scorching! 111°, northwest wind 10-15 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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Temperatures today are heading to levels we haven’t seen since since 2013.

The Old Pueblo reaches 110° this afternoon. This will mark the first 110° reading Tucson has recorded since June 28th, 2013. Daytime highs likely reach triple digits across much of southern Arizona, with temps running 9-11° above average for mid June.

Of note, today’s record high in Tucson is 113° set in 1989.

Highs remain in the 110-111° range through Saturday. Temperatures are slated to fall just shy of record territory Friday, but potentially break records Saturday in Tucson.

Models hint at high pressure heading toward the Four Corners early next week, funneling in some Monsoon moisture. Areas near the New Mexico state line could see a few thunderstorms as early as Monday.

This is dangerous heat & the hottest stretch of weather in almost two years. Drink plenty of water, limit your time outdoors & make sure friends and loved ones have a cool place to stay. Know the signs of heat stroke, which include headaches, confusion & lack of sweat.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Long time Tucsonans remember August 27th, 1964 vividly. An F1 tornado touched down by San Xavier Mission on that day, killing a woman and her child. This image may be the only photo on record of a tornado in Tucson.

Click here to read a complete history of this photo, courtesy of the University of Arizona Special Collections Library.

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