Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Summer’s sizzle settles in

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Hot & breezy. 104°, west wind 10-20 MPH.

Tonight – Clear & mild. 71°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – Sunny & hot. 102°, west wind 10-15 MPH.

TODAY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION

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After one of the coolest May’s in recent memory, Mother Nature brings the sizzle to start June.

High pressure parks east of Arizona this afternoon. Daytime highs reach the 102-104° range in Metro Tucson, running 6-8° above average. Expect gusty west winds up to 20 MPH today, which should weaken after sunset this evening.

Triple digit heat sticks around through at least Thursday with ample sunshine.

A low pressure trough may funnel tropical moisture in from the eastern Pacific heading into the weekend. There is a 10% chance of storms Friday through Sunday as highs drop to the upper 90s. Best chance of storms will likely be into the higher elevations.

TODAY’S WEATHER HEADLINES

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Eastern Pacific getting active on the first day of meteorological Summer. Andres the 1st major hurricane of the year, Blanca might become the 2nd soon. (National Hurricane Center)

From the “not surprised” department, Oklahoma City wrapped up its wettest May on record. (NWS Norman)

Bad weather grounds the Solar Impulse plane in Japan. Next stops include Hawaii and Phoenix. (USA Today)

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Virga dancing at sundown, snapped last night by David Lippincott in Sierra Vista. Consider this a “Monsoon tease” as we wait for our rainy season to arrive in a month.

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