THE CLIFF NOTES
Today – 30% chance of storms. 97°, west wind 10-15 MPH.
Tonight – 30% chance of evening storms, partly cloudy late. 75°, southeast wind 5 MPH.
Tomorrow – 10% chance of storms. 101°, west wind 10-15 MPH.
Another round of storms on tap after a wild Tuesday across southern Arizona.
Daytime heating combines with ample Monsoon moisture to develop scattered storms. Tucson stands a 30% chance of storms between 2-8 PM, with a 40% chance of scattered storms south of the metro. Daytime highs reach the mid to upper 90s before storms move in.
Today’s Monsoon Prediction Index is 4 out of 10. There is a moderate threat of large hail, damaging winds, heavy rain and blowing dust with today’s activity.
High pressure reorganizes over Nevada to wrap the work week, which may lead to a downturn in storm development. Isolated storms are possible Thursday and Friday, especially near the New Mexico state line. Highs return to the 100s in the Old Pueblo.
Storm chances increase for the 4th of July and early next week with high pressure parking over the Four Corners. Sunday and Monday could be the most active days over the next week.
SKY CANDY OF THE DAY
This is the massive thunderstorm that dropped quarter to golf ball size hail on Midtown Tucson yesterday. Thanks Kim Leading for sharing this shot from the southwest side. Much more on yesterday’s severe weather outbreak coming up on the blog later this morning.