Sep 30, 2012 9:53 PM by John Patrick
TUCSON - High pressure is building the temperatures to near triple digits.
Tucson was able to reach 98 at TIA this afternoon as our warm continues here in southern Arizona. High pressure will remain anchored over the west coast through the start of the weekend keeping temperatures about 5-10 degrees above average. The peak of the heat looks like Tuesday with a forecast high of 99. No triple digits in the forecast for now but if we do hit the century mark one more time in Tucson we will make it into the top ten for most days at or above 100 in a calendar year. One more triple digit high would put Tucson at 74 days this year, according to Meteorologist John Patrick.
All good things must come to an end as September 30 marks the official end to the Monsoon. Tucson officially ends the 2012 season with 6.02", -0.06" below average. Other areas around the metro saw much more than the airport with the Foothills recording 7.20" and the Tucson Mountains 8.74". Nogales topped southern Arizona with 12.74", Sierra Vista a close second at 9.59", and Willcox with and impressive 9.02".