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Tucson heat approaches all-time record set in 1990

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Posted at 3:25 PM, Jun 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-15 19:09:28-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — On Tuesday, June 15, 2021, Tucson set a new record high temperature for the day. As of 2 pm, the mercury had already climbed to 113 degrees and could go even higher before the day is over.

This is the fourth day in a row we've broken the record daily high in Tucson. As high pressure stays overhead, more records will likely fall before the week comes to an end.

The all-time record high, in Tucson, was 117 degrees set back on June 26, 1990. Right now, it appears that the record will remain in the books but we'll be getting mighty close to it this week!

Excessive Heat Warnings remain in effect through Saturday evening as temperatures could climb as high as 116 degrees in and around the Tucson metro area.