Dangerous heat isn’t the only weather concern for the first day of Summer.
Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect through Saturday for Southern Arizona. Tucson’s forecast high of 114° today would break the old record of 112° set just one year ago. Outdoor activities are not advised this afternoon. Temperatures like this can lead to dire health consequences.
Enough moisture is in play to trigger scattered thunderstorms today. Dry lightning, gusty winds and blowing dust are the primary threats from today’s activity. Storm chances from Metro Tucson & points east sit at 30% in the 2-8 PM timeframe.
A Blowing Dust Advisory is in effect from 3-8 PM for the I-10 corridor between Tucson & Phoenix.
While an isolated storm can’t be ruled out tomorrow, record heat remains in the forecast. Tomorrow’s forecast high of 113° is slated to break the record of 112° set in 1990. Highs Thursday through early next week flirt with the 110° mark.