Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Thunder threat to start the work week

TODAY’S BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 20% chance of storms. 82°, west-southwest wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight – 20% chance of storms through midnight. 59°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. 82°, west wind 10-15 MPH.

TODAY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION

NOAA's HRRR Model - Valid 4 PM Monday
NOAA’s HRRR Model – Valid 4 PM Monday

A low pressure trough moves toward the Colorado River Valley today. This feature interacts with enough moisture to trigger isolated storms this morning through the evening hours. Areas north of a Tucson-Willcox line stand the best chance of seeing storms, while towns south of the metro stand a slight chance.

Highs this afternoon reach the low 80s, with overnight lows dropping to the upper 50s. Storm chances decrease after midnight.

Mid to late week looks blustery as a storm system passes north of the state. Expect 20-25 MPH gusts Wednesday through Friday under mostly sunny skies. Daytime highs through the weekend remain in the 80s. High pressure is slated to arrive by Mother’s Day, supplying sunny skies and high temps in upper 80s.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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What do you get when you capture virga, a rainbow & Pusch Ridge glowing? The honors for today’s “Sky Candy”. Thanks to viewer Lynn Sharp from Oro Valley for snapping this dandy last night.

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