May 15, 2012 12:16 PM
TUCSON - The "Triple Digit Train" pulls in to Tucson today.
High temperatures this afternoon will be in the 100's from the Tucson metro and points west, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. This is thanks in part to a ridge of high pressure over the eastern part of Arizona & morning temps in the mid 70's.
The record high for Tucson today is 104 degrees, set back in 1934. If Tucson hits the triple digits this afternoon, it would mark the 3rd 100 degree day of the year.
This morning's gusty winds should begin to subside later on this afternoon, decreasing to 10-15 MPH out of the southeast. Winds may pick up again during the overnight hours.
Another triple digit day is on tap Wednesday, before a slight cool down. A storm system passing north of the state Thursday and Friday will cool temps down to the mid to upper 90's. Gusty winds up to 20 MPH are also possible for the end of the work week.
The heat cranks back up this weekend. High pressure emerging from Baja California brings another round of 100's to the forecast starting Sunday, lasting into early next week.