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Sizzling now, storms soon?

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TUCSON - Scorching today, but some relief may be in sight.

High pressure anchored near Albuquerque drives temperatures 4-6° above average today, according to 4WARN Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. This afternoon features the hottest temps of the next 7 days. Metro Tucson peaks in the 106-108° range, marking the 27th triple digit day of the year.

Temperatures trend down to wrap the week as Monsoon moisture starts to advance toward the state. While it's not a great amount of moisture, it should be enough to ignite isolated storms. Tucson's rain chances range from 10% Friday to 20% on Saturday.

Mountains and areas south & east of Metro Tucson appear to be the favored areas for storm development. A few storms may produce gusty winds and blowing dust.

Highs this upcoming weekend drop to the upper 90s. Triple digit heat is slated to return early next week.

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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