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Elevated winds decreasing today's air quality

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TUCSON - Gusty and dusty in the Sonoran Desert this afternoon.

Fall's first cold front continues digging down the Pacific coast, according to 4WARN Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Starting late this morning, southwest winds crank up to the 20-30 MPH range. Expect breezes to decrease after sunset as high temps peak in the mid 90s.

The Sonoran Wind Machine also kicks up dust and particulate matter. As a result, the air quality index reaches moderate levels. While much of the population won't have any health issues, those overly sensitive to lower air quality should limit time outdoors today.

Breezes remain elevated Friday as gusts approach 15-25 MPH. Lighter winds and cooler temperatures arrive this weekend. Highs starting Saturday reach the upper 80s, followed by nighttime lows in the mid to upper 50s.

Watch Jeff for a complete look at your 4WARN extended forecast today at noon. Follow Jeff's weather updates on FacebookTwitter and his blog.

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