Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Sizzling start to Monsoon 2015

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Mostly sunny, hot. 105°, west-northwest wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight – Clear. 77°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, hot. 106°, northwest wind 10-15 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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Welcoming in the Monsoon with the hottest temps we’ve seen in two years.

A persistent dome of high pressure parks west of the state. Daytime highs range from 105° this afternoon to a run at 110° as early as Wednesday. While we haven’t experienced temperatures this hot since 2013, forecast highs are expected to remain shy of record-setting territory.

Mountains east of Tucson may see a few isolated storms today and tomorrow, but the first week of Monsoon 2015 should be dry for the valley floors.

Overnight lows through Father’s Day weekend drop to the mid to upper 70s metro-wide.

TODAY’S MONSOON SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK TOPIC: FLOODING

FloodFacts

Out of all the hazards thunderstorms bring during the Monsoon, flash flooding is the #1 killer. Latest research has shown that over half of flash flood deaths are related to cars. It’s a big reason why the National Weather Service has its “Turn around, don’t drown” campaign.

It doesn’t take much water to pose a major threat to your car or yourself. Take all Flood Advisories/Flash Flood Warnings seriously. Do not drive into flooded washes and move to higher ground immediately if water is rising in a wash near your home.

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