Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: Blistering heat imminent

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Sunny. 101°, west wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight – Clear. 69°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – Sunny. 103°, west wind 10-15 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the lower elevations of southern Arizona. This is in effect from Sunday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon, including Metro Tucson, Nogales, Sierra Vista, Douglas & surrounding communities.

High pressure continues to expand over northern Mexico. Daytime highs for the 11th time this year reach triple digits in the Old Pueblo, topping out at 101°. The high parks over Colorado and New Mexico by the weekend, providing a prolonged stretch of 110°+ days starting Saturday.

Sunday’s forecast high of 115° would break the old record of 112° set in 1989 & also mark the 3rd hottest temperature ever recorded in Tucson. Record highs are also possible Monday afternoon. In addition, 5 straight days of 110°+ are in the forecast. If this comes to fruition, it would match the 2nd longest 110°+ stretch, last occurring in June of 1990.

Some signs of Monsoon life appear Tuesday and Wednesday, with a few mountain storms possible. Valley floors should remain hot and dry.

BEAT THE HEAT!

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We strongly advise folks to heed the warning this weekend. Shift plans indoors. Even if staying in the house, you can become dehydrated due to the dry air mass in place. Never, ever, ever leave a living creature inside an unattended vehicle! Metro Tucson has not seen a heat-related death this year. Let’s keep it that way.

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One thought on “Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: Blistering heat imminent

  1. Hi Jeff. I live in Patagonia and would love to have one of your rain gauges. I know our rainfall is very different than Tucson’s. It is also very different from Nogales. Please send me one.
    Cindy Morgan
    PO BOX 895
    Patagonia, AZ 85624

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