May 16, 2014 6:19 PM by Matt Brode
TUCSON - As of Friday afternoon the warmest deserts in Southern Arizona were already in triple digits. Tucson has yet to crack 100 but all signs indicate a likely "Ice Break" by Saturday.
Strong high pressure has parked over the region and under sunny skies and longer May days, the mercury will be nearly 10 degrees above average through the weekend.
As always, it's a good reminder to limit your time outdoors, apply sunscreen often and liberally, and to stay hydrated with water.
The heat won't last for long as an area of low pressure skirts to the north on Monday. This system will lower the temperatures, but increase the wind and fire danger.