TUCSON - New week, new round of gusty winds & fire weather concerns.
The back half of the weekend looks fantastic, albeit warm. According to 4WARN Meteorologist Jeff Beamish, highs peak in the low 90s Sunday under mostly sunny skies. Winds should be light, prevailing out of the west at 5-10 MPH.
Monday looks blustery, courtesy of a cold front passing north of the state. Southwest winds crank up to the 20-30 MPH range, which may produce blowing dust on I-10. All of southern Arizona is under Fire Weather Watch Monday, as winds combine with low relative humidity and dry vegetation to ramp up the wildfire danger.
Outdoor burning is not recommended Monday.
Highs drop from the upper 80s Monday to the upper 70s Tuesday. Breezes calm down for the middle portion of the upcoming work week.
Late in the week, another cold front is slated to sweep through the state. Gusty wind may redevelop as soon as Thursday, followed by another 10° drop in highs on Friday.
Visit KVOA.com/Weather for a complete look at your 4WARN extended forecast.