Tuesday’s Tucson Forecast: Brutal heat wave coming

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Sunny. 99°, west wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight – Clear. 67°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – Sunny & breezy. 101°, southwest wind 10-20 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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This afternoon could mark the last day where highs fail to reach triple digits.

Metro Tucson peaks in the upper 90s today. Daytime highs are forecast to run 1-3° below average this afternoon. Sunny skies and light winds prevail across southern Arizona.

High pressure currently over the Rio Grande Valley expands westward the remainder of the week. Temperatures return to the century mark tomorrow. Daytime highs skyrocket at or above 110° for Father’s Day weekend & potentially lasting through much of next week. Sunday’s forecast high of 115° would shatter the old record of 112° set in 1989 & be the 3rd hottest day recorded in Tucson. Excessive Heat Watches are out for much of southern Arizona Sunday through Tuesday.

Of note, Tucson’s longest consecutive streak of daytime highs 110° or above is 6 days which was set in June of 1994.

A DATE WITH HISTORY?

Here’s a look at the hottest temperatures ever recorded in Tucson, dating back to 1895. While the all-time record seems unlikely at the moment, 114-116° can’t be ruled out Sunday and Monday.

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