May 2, 2014 7:13 PM by Matt Brode
TUCSON - Gusty winds ended on Friday and the air quality across the region has improved dramatically.
With the lighter winds, temperatures have climbed into the upper 80s to even low 90s in the warmest spots. A strong ridge of high pressure will build over the Desert Southwest over the next 48 hours, and the weekend should be the warmest so far this year. Highs both Saturday and Sunday will top off into the mid 90s, and 100 degrees could be reached somewhere in the State of Arizona.
The warmer weather won't last long as an area of low pressure over the Pacific Northwest moves in by next week. Winds will pick up ahead of the front by Tuesday and high temperatures will fall back into the mid 80s.