Tucson falls just 2 degrees shy of new heat-wave record

2013-07-11T00:00:00Z Tucson falls just 2 degrees shy of new heat-wave recordHenry Barajas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 11, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The streak is over.

On Tuesday, Tucson tied the 39-day record for consecutive 100-degree days that was matched in both 2005 and 1987.

Tucson was at its hottest at 2:19 p.m. when it hit 98 degrees, said Emily French, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. "It won't get any hotter due to storm and cloud coverage," she said.

Indeed, by late afternoon the temperature was falling. It was in the high 80s by 4 p.m. at Tucson International Airport, where the city's official temperature is recorded.

The forecast for the rest of the week leading into the weekend again calls for triple-digit highs along with chances of showers and thunderstorms each day.

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