Apr 7, 2014 11:54 PM by Matt Brode

Much warmer air is moving into the region

TUCSON - As of 9 p.m., Monday evening, most areas of Southern Arizona are reporting temperatures in the 60s to lower 70s.

Highs today ranged from the upper 70s to mid 80s. Tucson officially reached 85 degrees which is 5 degrees above average.

The big weather story for the next few days will be very warm air moving in with a strong ridge of high pressure.

Tuesday will be near 90 degrees and the warmest day will arrive Wednesday when the mercury will approach 93 in Tucson. Some spots in the Western Deserts will climb to the mid 90s.

The last time Tucson recorded a 90 degree day was October 27th of last year which was 184 days ago. According to Chief Meteorologist Matt Brode, Tucson, on average, first reaches the 90 degree mark on April 9th - so this is right on schedule.

Cooler weather will return by the weekend.


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