Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Pair of May storm systems coming this week

TODAY’S BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Mostly sunny. 91°, west-southwest wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight – Clear. 60°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, breezy. 90°, southwest wind 15-30 MPH.

TODAY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION

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For the first time in a week, the 90s return to the Old Pueblo.

This afternoon features mostly sunny skies and highs in the low 90s. Cloud cover increases tomorrow, ahead of a low pressure trough that will bring gusty southwest winds up to 30 MPH. Daytime highs tomorrow return to the low 90’s in the Old Pueblo. A few showers may develop near the New Mexico state line Tuesday afternoon, with a slight chance at a stray shower in Tucson tomorrow night.

A stronger storm system dives out of the Gulf of Alaska later this week. Gusty winds redevelop as early as Thursday, followed by an isolated storm chance Friday afternoon and evening. The cold front exits the state Saturday, leaving behind daytime highs in the upper 70s to low 80s for the upcoming weekend. The average high for mid May is in the low 90s.

TODAY’S WEATHER HEADLINES

Courtesy: Conor McCrorey
Courtesy: Conor McCrorey

Awful story out of Texas this morning. 10 people unaccounted for after a twister tears through the town of Van. (NBC News)

On the cold side of this storm system, Mother Nature painted the Black Hills white. Rapid City picked up a foot of snow. (AP)

Tropical Storm Ana made landfall in the Carolinas this weekend, becoming the first May tropical/subtropical storm to do so since 2012. (National Hurricane Center)

Wonder what it’s like to be a gameday meteorologist for a Major League Baseball team? (Capital Weather Gang)

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