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Jun 28, 2013 8:43 PM by Matt Brode

The intense heat has arrived

TUCSON - For the first time in nearly two years, the mercury in Tucson topped 110 degrees. Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect for much of the region through Sunday night. According to Meteorologist Matt Brode, Tucson's high could've been even hotter. Some clouds and smoke from New Mexico moved in during the afternoon: just enough to prevent even hotter temperatures. Saturday should be equally hot, if not a couple of degrees warmer as an intense area of high pressure remains nearly stationary. High temperatures in Tucson are projected to reach 112 on Saturday and 110 on Sunday. This would mark the first June ever where each day of the month was 100 degrees or greater. Moisture from the South and East will gradually be on the increase throughout the next several days. Storm chances begin for the mountains of Cochise County on Saturday, and increase in coverage each day. Isolated storms are possible in Tucson early next week.

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