Friday’s Tucson Forecast: Excessive Heat Warning for southern Arizona

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Near record heat! 111°, northwest wind 10-15 MPH. (Record high: 112° in 1989)

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

Tomorrow – Record heat! 111°, northwest wind 10-15 MPH. (Record high: 110° in 2005)

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for southern Arizona from 11 AM today until 9 PM Saturday. This includes Metro Tucson, Nogales, Sierra Vista, Douglas, Oracle, Safford and surrounding communities.

Daytime highs reach the 110-114° range across Pima County this afternoon and tomorrow. While today’s record high of 112° should stay intact, tomorrow’s record high of 110° is forecast to be broken.

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.

Overnight lows the next several nights drop to the mid to upper 70s metro-wide.

Some signs of Monsoon life may show up next week. High pressure parked over southern California shifts to the Four Corners. This may lead in an increase in moisture and a slight storm chance in Tucson next Thursday. Rain chances currently stand at 10%.

TODAY’S MONSOON SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK TOPIC: EXTREME HEAT

Heat Safety Tips

Only fitting that the final day of Monsoon Safety Awareness Week focuses on extreme heat. Many of you already know this. Keep cool, hearty desert dwellers. Don’t forget about your kids and pets.

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