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Cranking up the heat machine

TUCSON - While the calendar says late October, Mother Nature has other ideas as we head into the next several days. Strong high pressure will build over the Desert Southwest and temperatures will be on the climb. Wednesday will be a transition day with temperatures reaching 90 in the warmest spots. As the area of high pressure sits overhead on Thursday and Friday, the mercury will climb to near record values: which is mid 90 territory for this time of year. Average highs for Tucson are now in the low 80s, so this heat wave will bring readings 8-12 degrees above our seasonal averages, By the weekend and into next week much cooler weather will return to the region.

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