Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Storms few and far between

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 20% chance of storms. 94°, southwest wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight – Mostly clear late. 71°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – 10% chance of storms. 93°, west-southwest wind 10-15 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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Slim storm chances to start the work week.

Metro Tucson has a 20% chance of storms between noon and 8 PM. Isolated storms favor areas along and east of an Oracle-Tucson-Nogales line. Most places likely stay dry this afternoon. Daytime highs reach the mid 90s with overnight lows dropping to the low 70s.

Today’s Monsoon Prediction Index is 2 out of 10 for Tucson, indicating a low storm risk.

The thunder threat slips to 10% Tuesday and Wednesday, as a low pressure trough slowly dries out Monsoon moisture. Late this week looks dry for the valley floors. A stray mountain storm can’t be ruled out Thursday and Friday. High temps reach the upper 90s in the Old Pueblo.

Models indicate some moisture returning from the south this weekend. Isolated storms are possible east of Tucson Saturday, with a few of these storms possibly developing in Pima County by Sunday.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Sunday’s saguaro sunset scene, captured by Randall Kayfes in Marana. Last night’s storm made for quite the dusk glow in the desert.

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