Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Winds whipping up again…

TODAY’S BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Mostly sunny, breezy. 91°, west-southwest wind 10-20 MPH.

Tonight – Mostly clear. 60°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, breezy. 88°, southwest wind 20-30 MPH.

TODAY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION

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Gusty winds return to the Sonoran Desert.

A low pressure trough off the West Coast brings 20 MPH wind gusts today. Mostly sunny skies prevail this afternoon with highs in the low 90s in Tucson. West-southwest winds begin to weaken after dinnertime.

Stronger wind gusts develop tomorrow and Friday as the trough nears Arizona. 25-30 MPH southwest winds are expected, which may elevate the wildfire danger. The trough passes north of the state Saturday, calming winds down and decreasing temperatures to the low 80s.

Models show a gradual warming trend for the remainder of Memorial Day weekend, peaking in the low 90s Monday. Some data suggests an outside shot at ice-breaking heat the middle of next week, although there are significant differences in the long range models.

TODAY’S WEATHER HEADLINES

ICYMI – SkyNet captured some incredible sky candy over Tucson early this morning.

Rough weather continued yesterday in the Southern Plains. Flooding in Oklahoma, tornadoes tearing across Texas. (NBC News)

“Sunrise and sunset – those are very important statistics – if you happen to be a raccoon or a bat.” So long, Dave. (Capital Weather Gang)

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