Posted 8:27 AM 10/2/2012 : Near record heat for the Old Pueblo
TUCSON - A potentially historic day on many fronts in the weather department.
High pressure over California & Nevada brings the 74th triple digit day of the year to Tucson, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. If we hit 100 degrees this afternoon, 2012 would enter the top 10 list for most 100 degree days in a year.
Today's forecast high of 100 degrees is also one degree shy of the record high for this date, set back in 1980.
Another triple digit run looks likely tomorrow for Tucson, which would put this year up to the 7th most 100's in a year. Ample sunshine rules the skies the next 7 days.
Cooler temps return to the desert southwest later this week, as a low pressure system off the California coast pushes high pressure south of the border. Highs by the weekend should be in the low to mid 90's.
Visit KVOA.com/weather for a complete look at Jeff's True View 4 extended forecast. Click here to check out Jeff's Facebook page, which has more details on how rare it is to be hitting 100 degrees in October.
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