Flirting with the 90° mark to wrap the week.
High pressure near northern California controls southern Arizona’s weather in the short term. This feature keeps daytime highs in the upper 80s this afternoon through Saturday. Mostly sunny skies are expected much of today, but cloud cover increases late this afternoon and tonight.
Under partly cloudy skies, highs the rest of the week run about 10° above average.
By the weekend, a storm system looks poised to clip the northern portion of the state. As is typical in the Spring, this northerly storm track means no rainfall for the Sonoran Desert. Instead, gusty winds may develop as early as Friday. The wildfire danger could potentially increase as well.
Breezes linger into Sunday, finally relaxing by Monday. Highs to start next week drop to the mid 80s for Metro Tucson.