May 11, 2014 8:21 PM by John Patrick

Gusty and dusty winds bring cooler temps

TUCSON - Gusty and dusty winds usher in cooler temperatures for Mother's Day.

A strong and dry storm system moving through the Four Corners has brought gusts from 35-45mph across the region to round out the weekend. The winds have picked up dust and particulate matter leading to poor air quality and reduced visibility. Anyone with respiratory issues should limit their outdoor activity today.

Winds will gradually die down after sunset and into the overnight hours. Until than a Wind Advisory and a Red Flag Warning are in effect for parts of Southern Arizona through 7pm.

After recording a high of 93 degrees on Saturday, temperatures were only able to make it up to 81 degrees this afternoon. We'll have noticeably lighter winds on Monday between 10-20mph with daytime highs still in the low to mid 80s under sunny skies.

High pressure builds in through this upcoming workweek bringing breezy to windy conditions back to the region on Tuesday and Wednesday along with much warmer temperatures. We'll see daytime highs push for the triple digits for the first time this year in Tucson as soon as Thursday.

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