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The Sonoran Wind Machine cranks up

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TUCSON - Easterly breezes beginning to make a return to the forecast.

A weak low pressure center settles in south of the state, according to 4WARN Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. This feature gradually increases winds over the next 36 hours. Highs today peak in the upper 60s with easterly winds around 10-15 MPH.

Occasional wind gusts to 20 MPH may develop overnight, keeping lows well above the freezing mark in the Old Pueblo.

Easterly winds should be in the 10-20 MPH range Wednesday morning and afternoon, decreasing to the 10-15 MPH range Wednesday night. Temperatures reach the mid 70s for the middle of the work week.

High pressure builds over the Colorado River Valley over the weekend, driving temperatures near record levels. Upper 70s to low 80s are possible starting Sunday under sunny skies.

Watch Jeff for a complete look at your forecast today on News 4 Tucson at Noon. Follow Jeff's weather updates on FacebookTwitter and his blog.

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