Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: June heat builds

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

Today – Afternoon clearing. 96°, southwest wind 10 MPH.

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

Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. 97°, northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

90s now, 100s lurking.

Highs today peak in the mid 90s across Metro Tucson. Temperatures for the first day of meteorological Summer run close to early June normals. Partly cloudy skies begin to erode after lunchtime.

Temperatures to wrap up the abbreviated work week peak in the upper 90s. Mostly sunny skies prevail over Southern Arizona.

This weekend marks the beginning of the year’s first heat wave. Triple digit heat arrives Saturday, likely lingering through much of next week. Daytime highs reach the 101-104° range in the Old Pueblo.

As of June 1st, Tucson has reached triple digits 5 times. That total may double in the next 7 days.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Rain shafts on the Rim, captured Tuesday by Bryan Snider. Lots of virga across the Grand Canyon State on Tuesday, thanks to dry air at the low levels of the atmosphere.

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