TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST
THE CLIFF NOTES
Today – 30% chance of storms. 86°, west wind 10 MPH.
Tonight – Partly cloudy. 68°, southeast wind 5 MPH.
Tomorrow – Partly cloudy. 92°, west-northwest wind 5-10 MPH.
This afternoon likely marks Monsoon 2015’s swan song.
A low pressure trough interacts with ample moisture to develop scattered showers & storms today. Most of southern Arizona has a 30% chance of storms between late morning and early evening, with mountains standing a 40% chance of thunder. Highs reach the mid 80s in Tucson, running 6-8° below average.
Today’s Monsoon Prediction Index is 3 out of 10 for Tucson, indicating a low storm risk. Locally heavy rainfall can’t be ruled out in a few spots, but widespread flooding appears unlikely today.
High pressure begins to build over the southwest starting tomorrow. This feature dries out the atmosphere & returns highs to the low 90s. Temperatures make a run at triple digits Thursday through the weekend, with mostly sunny skies prevailing.
SKY CANDY OF THE DAY
Storm structure in The Valley, captured near Ahwatukee Monday by Bryan Snider. Storms were more miss than hit in Phoenix yesterday, but produced some beautiful vertical structure.