Posted 9:07 AM 6/1/2012 : Thermometer-busting temps this afternoon
TUCSON - The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the lower elevations of southern Arizona. This is in effect today from 1 PM until 8 PM. Remember to drink plenty of water, limit outdoor activity and NEVER keep children or pets inside vehicles.
Record breaking temperatures are expected area-wide this afternoon, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Daytime highs will range from 107-111 degrees in the western deserts of Pima County to 100-107 degrees for central and eastern valley locations.
Tucson's forecast high of 107 degrees today would break the record high of 105 set on this date in 2002. Expect sunny skies, with less haze than yesterday. Winds aloft will push smoke from New Mexico's Whitewater-Baldy Complex Fire east of Arizona.
High pressure over the state locks the sizzle in place through the weekend. While not record-breaking, temps through Sunday will be in the triple digits for the metro.
Temperatures slightly moderate starting Monday, as a low pressure trough invades the West Coast. Highs early next week peak in the mid to upper 90's with plenty of sunshine.
Models hint at another big-time heat wave the end of next week, with temps well over 100 degrees starting Thursday. Next weekend could see highs once again in the 104-106 degree range.
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