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Nov 3, 2012 8:34 PM by John Patrick

Warming trend will give way to much cooler temps

TUCSON - Temperatures remain in the low 80s to kick off another great southern Arizona weekend.

A week trough moving through the region brought some high cloudiness and temperatures in the low 80s for Saturday, according to Meteorologist John Patrick. Highs will climb slightly to round out the weekend as Tucson tops 85. Our relatively cooler temperatures, however, won't last long as an area of high pressure starts to build into the west coast.

Daytime highs will once again climb well above average over the next few days with a forecast high of 88 by Monday. High pressure centers itself over the state on Tuesday with temps peaking near 90 as you hit the polls for Election Day. Generally sunny skies and clear nights will reign from Sunday through Wednesday.

Another big change comes in the form of a pacific low pushing our way late next week. By Thursday temperatures will start to come back down, the winds will start to pick back up and we should see an increase in cloud cover. Forecast highs drop into the upper 70s by Friday and low 70s to start next weekend. For now the models hint at a slight chance of valley rain and mountain snow for southern Arizona starting Friday into Saturday.

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