Friday’s Tucson Forecast: Stars, stripes & a few storms

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 20% chance of storms. 100°, northwest wind 10 MPH.

Tonight – 10% chance of storms. 78°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – 30% chance of storms. 100°, west-northwest wind 10-15 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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Mother Nature providing some of her own fireworks for the holiday weekend.

High pressure parks over the Four Corners the next few days. This feature helps maintain Monsoon moisture, leading to a 20% chance of storms this afternoon. Areas east of Metro Tucson stands a 30% chance of storms. There is a slight chance of a few storms overnight.

Development today hinges on how fast morning clouds burn off. If sunshine breaks out, we could see an uptick in storm coverage. However, lingering clouds may limit the thunder threat area wide.

The 4th of July features a 30% chance of storms in Tucson, with mountains and areas east of the metro standing a better chance. Most activity winds down after sunset, with just a 10% chance of storms around fireworks time tomorrow evening.

Models continue to hint at a more active Sunday and Monday. Scattered storms are possible to start early next week as highs drop to the upper 90s. Exact timing and placement of storms remains unclear at this time.

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