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Staying warm and dry for awhile…

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TUCSON - Temperatures will continue to warm several degrees above normal today through next week! On top of that, we've been dry for almost a month and a half and there is no rain in the foreseeable future. 

High pressure will dominate the forecast but it will weaken slightly as we head towards the weekend. Highs this afternoon will warm up just shy of the triple digit mark but more records are in jeopardy.  The record high in Tucson this afternoon is 98° in 1991 and we could push it to 99° again! By early next week, temperatures will drop into the low to mid 90s. Overnight lows will continue to be cool and comfortable but also slightly above normal for this time of year! 

The last time we had measurable rain at the Tucson International Airport was on August 29th! That was 46 days ago! Monsoon 2020 was the second driest on record but rainfall has been scarce the whole year.

As a result, Eastern Pima County is under an exceptional drought, which is the highest or worst level of drought. Most of Pinal County and small portions of Graham and Cochise County are also included in the exceptional drought. Remember: One less spark means one less wildfire! 

  • Today: Sunny and warm. High: 99° (Record: 98° in 1991)
  • Tonight: Clear and cool. Low: 63°
  • Tomorrow:Sunny and warm. High: 96°
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Shea Sorenson

Shea Sorenson is the morning meteorologist at News 4 Tucson. Tune in for your forecast from 5 AM to 7 AM and at 12 PM Monday through Friday.

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