Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Record-setting heat this week

Dangerous heat swarms the Sonoran Desert.

High pressure parks over the Grand Canyon State for the foreseeable future. Excessive Heat Warnings are posted for all of Southern Arizona through Saturday evening as highs flirt with 110°+ in Tucson. Temperatures chase historic levels in the Old Pueblo this afternoon through Wednesday, with record heat expected Tuesday and Wednesday.

Complete outdoor activities each day by 9 AM. These temperatures can have dire health consequences if the proper precautions are not taken.

Tucson won’t be the only city chasing weather history this week. Below is a town by town breakdown of record highs that will be threatened.

All time record highs across the region

TUCSON 117 6/26/1990
DOUGLAS 110 6/26/1994
AJO 117 7/5/2007, 7/6 2007 and 7/31/1995
FORT THOMAS 115 6/26/1990
KITT PEAK 98 7/30/1995
ORGAN PIPE CACTUS 118 7/15/1998, 7/26/1995 and 6/26/1990
PICACHO PEAK 119 7/28/1995
SAFFORD 114 6/30/1994
SIERRA VISTA 108 7/4/1989
TOMBSTONE 112 7/4/1989
WILLCOX 110 6/28 and 6/29/1994, 6/26/1990 and 7/6/2005

Daily forecast highs and record highs Monday through Wednesday:

FCST RCD/YR FCST RCD/YR FCST RCD/YR
TUCSON 114 115/2016 114 112/2015 113 112/1990
DOUGLAS 107 108/1959 107 106/1960 108 105/1990
AJO 116 114/1968 117 115/1968 115 115/1919
FORT THOMAS 112 115/1960 115 111/1960 116 109/2005
KITT PEAK 99 95/1989 100 93/1989 100 94/1979
ORGAN PIPE CACTUS 115 115/1960 117 115/1960 113 114/1989
PICACHO PEAK 115 111/2002 117 112/2008 117 116/2005
SAFFORD 112 109/1989 114 111/1989 115 109/1960
SIERRA VISTA 106 106/1989 106 103/1989 107 103/1990
TOMBSTONE 106 108/1989 108 105/1980 109 106/1996
WILLCOX 104 108/1989 106 105/1990 107 106/1968

Of note, there is a slight chance of isolated storms this afternoon across Graham and Greenlee Counties. Isolated thunder is possible tomorrow and Wednesday for Metro Tucson.

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