Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Monsoon taking much of the week off

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Partly cloudy. 103°, west-northwest wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight – Mostly clear. 79°, south-southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. 102°, west-northwest wind 10-15 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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High pressure over the Colorado River Valley shifts west this week. This ushers in drier air from the north, shutting down metro storm chances through Thursday. Partly cloudy skies prevail this afternoon as Tucson reaches triple digits for the 51st time this year. A 10% chance of storms is possible south & east of the metro.

Isolated storms may develop in the mountains & near the New Mexico state line Tuesday through Thursday.

The metro thunder threat resumes heading into the weekend, albeit in a limited capacity. Tucson stands a 10% chance of storms Friday through Sunday as high pressure consolidates over the state. Highs much of the week stay at or near triple digits.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

Courtesy: Larry Wasielewski
Courtesy: Larry Wasielewski

Extreme green, captured in the Foothills yesterday by avid viewer Larry Wasielewski. So great to see the Monsoon green-up in the Sonoran Desert! The Santa Catalinas are looking rather lush.

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