Apr 7, 2014 6:27 PM by Matt Brode
TUCSON - Strong high pressure is moving into the region and will sit overhead cranking up the heat later this week.
As of 3 p.m., on Monday, most spots in Southeastern Arizona are well into the 70s and many in the 80s under sunny skies with some gusty west winds.
Temperatures will cool through the 60s and 70s soon after sunset. The big story for much of the remainder of the week will be the very warm air.
Tuesday will be near 90 degrees and the warmest day is Wednesday when the mercury should approach 93 in Tucson. Some spots in the Western Deserts will climb to the mid 90s.
The last time Tucson recorded a 90 degree day was October 27th of last year which was 184 days ago. According to Chief Meteorologist Matt Brode, Tucson, on average, first reaches the 90 degree mark on April 9th - so this is right on schedule.
Cooler weather will return by the weekend.