TUCSON – It is h-o-t.
High clouds have been moving across the state on this hottest day of 2019 to date.
A ridge of high pressure is parked aloft, and this is bringing extremely hot conditions to Southern Arizona through Thursday. Temperatures this afternoon across the lower elevations are between the upper 90s to 109 degrees with a few spots near record highs.
Tomorrow’s daytime high in Tucson is expected to reach 107 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Expect breezy conditions with winds between 10-20 mph.
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the Phoenix Metro, which is in effect through Thursday evening.
Make sure to drink plenty of water, wear light-weight clothing, and wear sunscreen while outdoors.
This weekend, an upper level trough will settle in over the desert and this will drop daytime highs to the upper 90s through early next week.