Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: Wildfire danger flaring up

TODAY’S BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Partly cloudy, breezy. 87°, southwest wind 20-30 MPH.

Tonight – Mostly clear. 58°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, breezy. 84°, southwest wind 20-30 MPH.

TODAY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION

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A tough day on tap for crews battling the 2,000 acre Oak Tree Fire.

Low relative humidity along with southwest winds gusting to 30 MPH elevates the fire danger today. Smoke from the Oak Tree Fire will likely be visible in far southeastern Pima & northwest Cochise Counties, including the town of Benson.

Under partly cloudy skies, high temps reach the upper 80s in Metro Tucson. Winds begin to weaken early this evening.

Gusty winds remain in the forecast tomorrow, as a second trough swings through the state. Expect southwest winds in the 20-30 MPH range. Lighter winds and cooler temps are on tap for the first part of the Memorial Day weekend. Highs Saturday peak in the low 80s, running around 10° below average for late May.

High pressure begins to develop south of the border next week, driving a warming trend. Mid to upper 90s return to Pima County by Tuesday and Wednesday.

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