Mar 2, 2012 10:48 AM

High pollen, high fire danger today

TUCSON - The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Graham, southern Greenlee and northeast Cochise Counties. This is in effect today from 1 PM until 7 PM.

Gusty west winds over 20 MPH, dry grasses and low relative humidity will create a high fire danger, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Outdoor burning is not recommended in the Red Flag Warning area.

A cold front sweeps across the state this afternoon, bringing the winds, a Sneeze Meter reading around 9 and cooler temps. Highs today should run 5-7 degrees below average, under sunny skies. Freezing temps are possible over a majority of Santa Cruz and Cochise Counties overnight. Remember the 3 P's before heading to bed tonight.

Warmer weather arrives in time for the weekend, thanks to a strong area of high pressure near California. After high temps in the low 70's Saturday, Sunday will see highs peak in the low 80's. The early part of next week also looks to have temps in the 80's, which is 10-12 degrees above average for early March.

For a complete look at Jeff's True View 4 extended forecast, visit


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