Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Thunder rolls again this afternoon

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 40% chance of storms. 98°, west wind 10 MPH.

Tonight – 20% chance of storms after 7 PM. 75°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – 20% chance of storms. 100°, west-northwest wind 10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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More morning sun should lead to another round of scattered storms.

Prime time for storms today looks to be 2-7 PM. Favored areas for thunder will be along and east of a Casa Grande-Sells line. Daytime highs reach the upper 90s before storms reach Metro Tucson. Rain chances decrease from 40% this afternoon to 20% overnight.

Today’s Monsoon Prediction Index is 5 out of 10 for Tucson, indicating a moderate risk of locally heavy rain and 40+ MPH wind gusts.

High pressure moves over southeastern Arizona heading into the weekend. This feature increases temps & shunts most storm development Thursday through Sunday. A low pressure trough approaches from California early next week, bringing back the potential for scattered storms.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Emerald path, captured by Scott Garifo on his descent into Tucson International Airport yesterday. Amazing how green the Santa Cruz River bed is this time of year. Scott says it’s the greenest he’s seen the Old Pueblo since moving here in 1974.

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