Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Scattered storms to start the week

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 40% chance of late day storms. 98°, east-southeast wind 10 MPH.

Tonight – 40% chance of storms through midnight. 76°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – 40% chance of storms. 97°, west-southwest wind 10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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Decent storm chances for the first day of classes at the U of A.

High pressure anchored over the Four Corners maintains ample moisture for scattered storms. Tucson & points east stand a 40% chance of storms, with a 50% chance of storms in the western deserts. Morning cloud cover may hinder storm development, pushing primetime for activity into the late afternoon & evening hours.

Today’s Monsoon Prediction Index is 4 out of 10 for Tucson, indicating a moderate risk of storms.

There is a 40% chance of storms Tuesday afternoon, with rain chances decreasing to 30% on Wednesday. High pressure shifts over the state heading into the weekend, driving temperatures well above 100° and decreasing storm development.

IN MEMORIAM

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We in the Arizona storm chasing community lost one of our biggest supporters this weekend. Mary Kathleen Johnson passed away unexpectedly. She was a frequent contributor to our newscasts & loved the Monsoon. This was one of her last photos she sent to me. Her view in Catalina was second to none.

Rest in peace, Mary. Enjoy your brand new, amazing view of the storms!

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