Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Thunder threat gradually diminishes

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 30% chance of storms. 103°, west-southwest wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight – Mostly clear. 77°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – 10% chance of storms. 106°, northwest wind 10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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Not as active on the Monsoon front this afternoon.

Today features a 30% chance of scattered storms for Metro Tucson. Rain chances increase to 40% west of Tucson, while areas east of the Old Pueblo may only see a few isolated storms. For the 46th time this year, Tucson reaches triple digits with a forecast high of 103°.

Today’s Monsoon Prediction Index is 3 out of 10 for Tucson, indicating a low storm risk. Storms west of the metro may produce gusty winds, blowing dust and locally heavy rainfall.

Dry air moves in from the east as high pressure builds over the southwest. This decreases storm chances to 10% the rest of the work week, with daytime highs peaking in the 104-107° range.

Monsoon moisture increases early next week, returning a chance of scattered storms Monday and Tuesday.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Tucson electric power, captured downtown last night by Jesse Jackson. Much more on yesterday’s twin-billing of Monsoon activity later this morning on the blog.

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2 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Thunder threat gradually diminishes

  1. Hey Jeff, I live in Quail Creek and for the third day in a row your partly cloudy has left a quarter inch in my rain gauge. ..just sayin! Love your show. By the way, you don’t happen to bet on football, do you? If so, let me know. I’m going the other way.

    1. LOL…I’m confused. When did I call for partly cloudy skies? I’ve had storm chances in the last several days. Glad it panned out for you because it’s getting HOT the next few days. Thanks for logging on.

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