May 10, 2014 8:02 PM by John Patrick

Cooler temps, stronger winds for Mom's Day

TUCSON - Cooler temperatures but stronger winds expected for Mother's Day.

The 90s returned today after a short break with Tucson topping out at 93 degrees this afternoon. A cold front will bring cooler temperatures tomorrow but the return of gusty winds.

As this system digs into the Four Corners on Sunday we'll see sustained westerly winds between 20-30mph with gusts from 35-45mph across the region. If traveling along I-10 for Mother's Day watch for strong crosswinds and pockets of blowing dust that can drastically reduce visibility.

The strongest winds are expected east of a Safford-Bisbee line where gusts may reach 50mph. A Wind Advisory is in effect for this area from 10am to 7pm Sunday evening.

Dry air will combine with those gusty winds for extreme fire danger. A Red Flag Warning is also in effect for Southeastern Arizona from 10am to 7pm. Any fires that do develop will likely see rapid and erratic growth.

High pressure builds in late next week driving temperatures to near triple digit levels as soon as Thursday. We may see our first 100 degree day of the year sometime between next Thursday and Saturday so don't forget to enter News 4 Tucson's Ice Break Contest here.

Your True View 4 extended forecast here.


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