Friday’s Tucson Forecast: Near record heat to start the weekend

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

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Today – Mostly sunny. 75°, NE wind 5-15 MPH.

Tonight – Partly cloudy. 42°, SE wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, warm. 77°, W wind 5-10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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Warming up heading into the weekend.

High pressure near the Four Corners drives daytime highs 8-10° above average. Metro Tucson peaks in the mid 70s this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. Clouds increase overnight, but lows should drop to seasonal normals.

Partly cloudy skies prevail for the first half of the weekend. Saturday’s forecast high of 77° is three degrees shy of tying the record high set back in 2013. Temperatures start to cool off by Sunday, as a cold front sweeps across northern Arizona. A few isolated snow showers are possible in the White Mountains Sunday afternoon.

January looks to end on a dry note, with highs in the 60s and lows in the 30s. Models are showing signs of a pattern change possibly arriving by next weekend. This shift may open the door for a new storm system to move in to start February.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Sonoran sunrise sky candy, captured today by Twitter follower Noah. More of your morning photos coming up today on News 4 Tucson at noon!

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