Apr 21, 2012 9:57 PM
TUCSON - Did we finally break the ice on the Santa Cruz today?
It got awfully close to hitting the 100 mark for the first time this year but we came up just short, according to Meteorologist John Patrick. Daytime highs reached 99 at Tucson International 15 on top of where they should be for this time of year. Another chance to hit 100 is in the forecast for Sunday.
With the high pressure ridge cranking up the heat this weekend it's looking like a record breaking Sunday. If we are able to reach 100 not only will it be a daily record for April 22 but it will be the second earliest 100 day since 1895. The earliest we have hit 100 in Tucson came on April 19, 1989. Other locations with record Sundays in the forecast look like Douglas at 95, Sierra Vista at 92 and Picacho Peak and Ajo at 102. The record breaking heat sticks around for the start of your workweek before we start to see some relief.
The jet stream dives back into the southwest as we head into Thursday and Friday. This feature brings our temperatures back down into the 80's and a little closer to normal for this time of year. The 80's plan to stick around into next weekend making it a decent one to wrap the month of April.