Feb 15, 2014 12:20 AM by Sam Salzwedel

Saturday might hit 90 degrees

TUCSON - Record-breaking temperatures will probably hit Tucson Saturday.

The last time Tucson hit 90 degrees was October 27. That could happen again Saturday.

Bryon Burton broke an extra sweat hiking Sabino Canyon with the above average temps.

"I just feel really luck to be here in Tucson," he said. "It's super freezing in every other part of the country, it seems like. And it's just great to be out here and catching some rays and on February 14th."

Carla Pothier was wearing a sweater before her moonlight hike.

"I don't do cold really, really well," she said. "So even when I get out walking in the morning, and it's 40 degrees, I complain until I talk to my daughter going to school in Michigan. And then I feel really, really lucky."

News 4 Tucson Chief Meteorologist Matt Brode said high temperatures in February do not indicate a hot summer.

"Just look at last February," Brode said. "We had snow coming down, heavy snow at Match Play in February. What happened by summer? Top 3 warmest summers on record."

The last time February was this hot was in the 1950s.

"It's never supposed to be a certain way," Brode said. "We have averages, which I look at as average of a lot of different extremes. Usually, we start hitting upper 80s, near 90 degrees, not until May."


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