TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST
THE CLIFF NOTES
Today – 10% chance of storms. 100°, west wind 10-15 MPH.
Tonight – Mostly clear. 77°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.
Tomorrow – 10% chance of storms, breezy. 100°, southwest wind 10-20 MPH.
A lot of heat, but not a lot of storms.
Dry air from the southwest and a warm atmosphere leads to a 10% chance of storms today. Favored areas for storms this afternoon likely will be in the mountains. For the 28th time in 2015, Metro Tucson reaches 100° for a daytime high.
Today’s Monsoon Prediction Index is 1 out of 10 for Tucson, indicating a low storm risk.
Thunderstorms remain the isolated hit & miss variety through early next week with high temps hovering around the century mark. Winds aloft shift from southwest to southeast by the weekend, leading to a slight uptick in storm chances. A 20% chance of thunder returns as early as Friday.
SKY CANDY OF THE DAY
Splendid sunrise over Pusch Ridge this morning. Thanks to radio buddy Mike Shaw at KVOI for the capture from his perch in Oro Valley.