Friday’s Tucson Forecast: Warm start to May, rain chances loom

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

Today – Mostly sunny, warm. 95°, west-northwest wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight – Mostly clear. 64°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, maybe a sprinkle. 92°, WSW wind 10-15 MPH.

TODAY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION

GFS Model - valid 11 PM Monday
GFS Model – valid 11 PM Monday

Mid 90s on tap again, but next week looks unsettled.

High pressure over New Mexico supplies daytime highs 8-10° above average today. If Tucson reaches the forecast high of 95°, it would be the 2nd straight day with temperatures achieving that mark. Mostly sunny skies prevail across southern Arizona.

A weak trough slides across the state this weekend. This may touch off a few showers into the mountains east of Tucson Saturday and Sunday. Early next week features a stronger storm system approaching from Baja California. Isolated showers are possible for the valley floors Monday afternoon, with a better chance of rain & gusty winds early Tuesday.

Temperatures for the first week of May will take a tumble. Much of next week should see Metro Tucson peak in the low to mid 80’s.

TODAY’S WEATHER HEADLINES

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Courtesy: Kim Affolder

Why is there smoke east of Tucson? It’s a prescribed burn happening the next few days in Redington Pass. (KVOA)

ICYMI – My post on all you ever wanted to know about 100° in Tucson. May come in handy for our Ice Break contest!

Heads up, Oro Valley weather geeks. SKYWARN spotter training scheduled for tomorrow at the town library. (NWS Tucson)

Record snowfall yesterday in Washington DC…sort of. (Capital Weather Gang)

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