Feb 14, 2014 11:26 PM by Matt Brode
TUCSON - We often ponder in the weather center when to use the term 'hot' to describe our weather. We all agree that anytime we hit 100 or more, we use the term hot.
If it were 88 in the summer, naturally we would say it's 'cool'. But I'm calling our projected high of 88 degrees tomorrow 'hot'. Why? Because it's winter!
Strong high pressure continues to build, and because we hit 86 today in Tucson, I think 88 is easily accomplished tomorrow. BTW: this would break the record of 85 - set back in 1957.
So here's the scoop. 88 on Saturday, 86 on Sunday (another record), and then by Monday I'm forecasting 83 -tying the record.
Bottom line: a lot of events are going on this weekend...Rodeo, Match Play, Gem Show...so please stay hydrated and wear the sunscreen.
Somewhat cooler weather arrives next week.
Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Birthday to Arizona - which is now 102. At least the temperature is not 102; yet!
Chief Meteorologist Matt Brode
2 hours ago