Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:56 AM
Updated: Apr 11, 2012 8:57 AM
TUCSON - The Sonoran Wind Machine cranks up once again.
The first of two cold fronts impacting the state over the next 5 days moves in today, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Gusty west-southwest winds up to 25 MPH develop early this afternoon, tapering off after sunset. These winds along with low relative humidity will make for a high fire danger in eastern Cochise County. A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 1 PM until 8 PM for that area, which includes Douglas, Willcox and Portal.
Under mostly sunny skies, high temps this afternoon return to the low 80's. These temps are normal for mid-April, but 10 degrees cooler than yesterday.
A much stronger cold front from Alaska approaches Friday, with another round of gusty winds in the forecast. It will still be breezy Saturday, with isolated showers & mountain snow possible for southern Arizona. The first look at rainfall amounts appears to be meager, with valley locales seeing under 0.10".
Much cooler weather crashes in this weekend as well, as high temps only top out in the 60's.
For a complete look at Jeff's True View 4 extended forecast, visit KVOA.com/weather.
Click here to submit a news tip to us!
Become a Facebook Fan!
Help those in need this holiday season
Win! Win! Win!
Wise Local Marketing!
Get news, weather and more on your smartphone and tablet!
Get texts for news, traffic, deals and more!
Sign up on KVOA.com for newsletters, exclusive deals, and more!
What's happening on News 4 @ 4
Stories and videos with Kristi's Kids
Check out the latest events FC Tucson has scheduled.
Let us help grow your business
Digital Channel 4.2
What's on KVOA and when!
Contact info for our department heads
KVOA's on air personalities!
Work at News 4 Tucson
Complete feeds of all KVOA.com stories
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and More