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Feb 21, 2012 10:44 AM

Spectacular 70's: Above average warmth through the weekend

TUCSON - February's warmth is here to stay for a while.

High pressure off the California coast is the reason for this week's stretch of weather, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Starting today, high temps will eclipse the 70 degree mark. Expect low 70's across the Tucson metro later this afternoon, with mostly sunny skies.

A gradual rise in temps is on tap heading into the weekend, peaking in the upper 70's Saturday. Areas west of Tucson may make a run at the 80's for the first part of the weekend. Overall, daytime highs should run as high as 7 degrees above average by week's end.

No big changes are in store heading into next week, with high temps retreating into the low 70's.

For a complete look at Jeff's True View 4 extended forecast, visit KVOA.com/weather. Click here for Tuesday's Match Play hole-by-hole forecast.

Heading out to the Rodeo this week? Will you need long sleeves for the early morning rounds at Match Play? Put Jeff "On the Spot" - e-mail Jeff or upload a picture or video for your upcoming plans, and tell us where and when you need a forecast.

Watch Jeff on News 4 Tucson Today, weekdays 5 AM to 7 AM and put him "On the Spot!"

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