Friday’s Tucson Forecast: Record-setting heat wave begins

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Sunny & hot. 107°, west-northwest wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight – Clear. 72°, south-southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – Sunny & hot. 110°, west-northwest wind 10-15 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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Chasing history heading into the weekend.

Highs this afternoon peak in the 104-108° across Metro Tucson. Today’s forecast high of 107° would match the record set on this date in 2014. It would also mark an early occurrence for the first 105°+ day, which typically arrives around June 12th.

Dangerous heat continues the next 72 hours, as much of the Old Pueblo reaches 110°. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect through Monday. Sunday’s forecast high of 110° would break the old record of 108° set in 1990. Monday’s record of 108° set in 1912 will likely be erased, thanks to a forecast high of 109°.

A storm system passing through northern Arizona brings gusty winds early next week, followed by some heat relief. Highs Tuesday through Thursday drop to the 101-104° range.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Cool vibes, captured at Madera Canyon by Precious Dreams Photography. Great place to escape the sizzle this weekend! I’ll have the #SkyCandy of the Week winner posted later today.

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