Monday marks first day of summer and the longest day of the year

Monday is officially the first day of summer and the longest day of the year.

Summer soltice means the sun’s rays will fall directly on the Tropic of Cancer. The longest day of the year means that the Concho Valley will have 14 hours and 17 minutes of daylight Monday.

With the extended time come hot temperatures that are expected to be the norm for the near future. Highs of mid- to upper 90s are in the forecast with lows in the lower- to mid-70s.

Monday’s forecast calls for sunny skies with a high near 93 and south winds at 5 to 10 mph. Monday night will be partly cloudy with a low near 71. East to southeast winds will blow at 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.
On Tuesday, the high will be 95 with calm south to southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night will be mostly clear with a low near 73.