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Roswell sets or ties record for May’s most triple-digit temps

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On Thursday, Roswell either tied or broke the record for the days with the most triple-digit temperatures for the month of May.

At 4:30 p.m., the official reading at the Roswell International Air Center was 99 degrees, just a tad below the threshold of 100.

If the daytime high Thursday did reach 100 or higher, then May 2018 will have seen 12 days with 100 or 100-plus heat.

The last year Roswell had 11 days with triple-digit heat was in 2000. In 1996, the total hit 10.

Today’s high is expected to reach 107.

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Saturday’s forecast from the National Weather Service indicates the start of a slight cooling trend. Tomorrow’s high is forecast at 98, with 5 to 10 mph winds easterly winds in the afternoon.

Saturday night there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms with a low around 64.

Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 93, according to the NPS.

The heat comes back on Monday with a high near 100.

The NWS says Tuesday will be sunny and hot, with a high near 103.

Then on Wednesday, the daytime high is predicted to reach 104.

Community News reporter Timothy P. Howsare can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 311, or vistas@rdrnews.com.