Feb 24, 2012 11:31 AM
TUCSON - What a weekend of weather for southern Arizona.
High pressure moves inland off the Pacific coast the next 72 hours, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. The high cirrus clouds we've seen the last few days will be pushed eastward. This leaves us with sunny skies today and tomorrow, with high temps in the upper 70's for Tucson. Areas west of the metro should crack the 80 degree mark.
Temps begin retreating Sunday, with mid 70's expected. A Pacific cold front becomes the big weather maker early next week, driving up the winds Monday. As the front passes through the state Tuesday, cooler air filters in from the north. Highs Tuesday will be 8-10 degrees cooler than what we'll see over the weekend.
Freezing temps are possible overnight Tuesday over Santa Cruz and Cochise Counties.
Looking beyond Tuesday, temps return the 70's with no signs of valley rain or mountain snow.
For a complete look at Jeff's True View 4 extended forecast, visit KVOA.com/weather.
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