Tuesday’s Tucson Forecast: Another Monsoon preview for the Sonoran Desert

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 40% chance of storms. 91°, west-southwest wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight – Partly cloudy late. 72°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – Partly cloudy. 96°, west wind 10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

Morning dew points at August levels in early June
Morning dew points at August levels in early June

Thanks to what was Hurricane Blanca, a record amount of moisture for June fuels storms today.

This afternoon features a 40% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. There could be an uptick in activity if we see periods of sunshine, but chances are we’ll see plenty of clouds. Daytime highs reach the low 90s, with storm chances decreasing after sunset.

Most locations could see an additional 0.25″ rain between now and this evening.

Remnant moisture from Blanca begins to dry out tomorrow. Mountain locations stand a slight chance at a few storms, but most of southern Arizona is dry. A weak trough may touch off another round of mountain storms through early next week. Valley floors look to see plenty of sunshine with highs returning to triple digit territory as soon as Sunday.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Not a ton of lightning last night, but John Hays captured some of it near Rio Rico. Many thanks to John for sharing his work for all to enjoy.

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