TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST
THE CLIFF NOTES
Today – Mostly sunny, hot. 104°, west-northwest wind 5-10 MPH.
Tonight – Mostly clear. 78°, southeast wind 5 MPH.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, hot. 106°, west-northwest wind 5-10 MPH.
Heat, not storms, headlines the beginning of August.
High pressure near the state drives daytime highs into the 104-106° range this afternoon through Wednesday. Today’s forecast highs of 104° would mark the 42nd triple digit day of 2015 in Tucson. Monsoon moisture retreats east, leading to slim storm chances south & east of Tucson today. Isolated mountain storms are possible Tuesday and Wednesday.
Storm chances make a comeback later this week. High pressure shifts toward New Mexico, allowing Monsoon moisture to spread north from Mexico. Thursday features a 20% chance of storms, increasing to 40% on Friday as a mid-level disturbance moves across the state. A daily round of isolated storms looks possible this weekend with highs staying in triple digit territory.
SKY CANDY OF THE DAY
Vibrant Gila River Valley bolt, captured late Saturday night near Safford by Davo Laninga. Scenes like this will likely be few & far between the next couple days.