Feb 13, 2014 11:33 PM by Matt Brode

Record heat is nearly here

TUCSON - If you thought today was warm, which it was, get ready for some record heat. Today's high in Tucson was 83 degrees. That's 15 degrees above average.

Strong high pressure continues to build over the Desert Southwest, meaning even hotter weather beginning on Friday. According to Chief Meteorologist Matt Brode, Saturday will be the warmest day, when the mercury could climb to 90 degrees.

Friday wil be a few degrees warmer than Thursday, with highs in the mid to upper 80s. The record high Friday is 92 degrees - so we likely come just shy of record heat.

Record highs for Saturday and Sunday are both 85 degrees, and the forecast calls for 88 and 86 respectively - good enough to break two long standing records.

Slightly cooler weather returns next week, with highs returning to the 70s.


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