May 13, 2014 6:20 PM by Matt Brode
TUCSON - Temperatures on Tuesday were warming into the upper 70s to lower 80s in most areas of Southern Arizona under sunny skies. As an area of low pressure skirts off to the east and high pressure builds into the area, winds will pick-up into the evening and overnight hours.
Red Flag Warnings, for high fire danger, have been posted for much of our region for Wednesday, and a Wind Advisory has also been issued for Eastern Pima County from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. This includes the City of Tucson. Strong east winds will howl from 25-35 mph early Wednesday morning and gusts could approach 45-50 mph.
The winds bring concerns of blowing dust and potential of new fires and exisiting fire growth. Please be careful if your plans include travel along the highways. Winds will subside late Wednesday, but more breezes are in the forecast for Thursday.
Meanwhile, Friday and Saturday bring less wind but more warmth. Highs will approach triple digits, but likely top-off into the upper 90s.