Monday’s Tucson Forecast: February heat resumes

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Mostly sunny. 83°, N wind 5 MPH.

Tonight – Mostly clear. 49°, SE wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. 87°, N wind 5 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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For the 8th straight afternoon, the Old Pueblo reaches the 80s.

Highs today run 15° above average across southern Arizona. Low 80s are possible in Tucson under mostly sunny skies. A few high clouds hang out overnight as lows bottom out in the upper 40s.

Tuesday and Wednesday features record breaking heat, courtesy of high pressure parked over the state. Tomorrow’s forecast high of 87° beats the old record of 85° set in 2014. Wednesday’s record high of 86° set in 2014 likely falls, as Tucson is slated to reach 89°.

Mountains may see a few isolated showers Friday as a weak storm system moves in from Baja California. Valley floors could pick up a couple sprinkles, but gusty winds and partly cloudy skies prevail. High temps Friday peak in the upper 70s, potentially ending our streak of 80° days.

Models indicate another high pressure ridge by the weekend, driving temperatures back into the 80s.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Sundown in Sahuarita, captured by viewer Mike Wells. Can anyone else see our state flag in this?

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