Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Slight uptick in storm chances

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 20% chance of storms. 99°, west-southwest wind 10 MPH.

Tonight – 20% chance of storms. 77°, south-southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – 30% chance of storms. 96°, west-southwest wind 5-10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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Looking for rain? Chances increase some over the next 48 hours.

Winds aloft have shifted from the southwest to the south. This is allowing Monsoon moisture to enter the state, leading to a 20% chance of storms this afternoon & tonight in Metro Tucson. Like the last several days, areas along the International Border stand the best chance of scattered storms. A few storms could produce minor flooding, especially around the Sierra Vista area.

Today’s Monsoon Prediction Index is 2 out of 10, indicating a low storm risk in Tucson.

High pressure near El Paso maintains our southerly flow aloft Thursday. The Old Pueblo has a 30% chance of scattered storms tomorrow as daytime highs reach the mid 90s.

Slightly drier air moves in heading into the weekend, decreasing storm coverage to the isolated variety. As we dry out, we heat up. Highs Saturday through Tuesday reach the 100-105° range.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Overcast skies over the Old Pueblo, snapped earlier this week by Luis Chacon. Looks like he took this photo from A Mountain looking south toward the Santa Ritas. Great shot!

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