Highs will soar 15 to 18 degrees above average by midweek. That means the mid-90s in Tucson by Tuesday, and upper 90s by Wednesday.
- Tucson’s forecast high Tuesday: 94 degrees
- Tucson’s current record for Tuesday: 96 degrees (set in 1989
- Tucson’s current record for Wednesday: 95 degrees (set in 1988)
Many other cities will also come close to breaking records, including Douglas, Sierra Vista, Willcox, Safford, Ajo, and Nogales.
These record temperatures will be short-lived. Strong winds will blow in dust concerns and much cooler temperatures by Thursday and Friday. Highs will drop by into the 80s Thursday, then 70s briefly on Friday.