Feb 18, 2014 2:40 PM by Jeff Beamish

Afternoon weather update - February 18th, 2014

TUCSON - A close call, but likely shy of record heat for the fourth straight day.

After a morning low of 51°, temperatures are on track to reach the low 80's this afternoon in Tucson, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Today's record high is 85° set in 2004, with temperatures likely falling a few degrees shy of this mark under mostly sunny skies.

The Sonoran Wind Machine cranks up tomorrow as a cold front moves across the Great Basin. Fire Weather Watches are out Wednesday along and east of a Safford-Douglas line. Gusty winds to 20 MPH combine with low relative humidity, bringing a high fire danger for portions of Graham, Greenlee and Cochise Counties.

Daytime highs will drop to the 70's tomorrow through the upcoming weekend.

Watch Chief Meteorologist Matt Brode for your updated True View 4 forecast tonight on News 4 at 4, 5, 6 and after the Winter Olympics.


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