Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: Record heat to start October

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Sunny, hot. 102°, west wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight – Clear. 70°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – Sunny, breezy. 97°, west wind 10-20 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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For the 63rd (and possibly final time this year), the Old Pueblo reaches triple digits.

High pressure anchored over southeastern Arizona drives daytime highs 10-15° above average today, according to 4WARN Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Today’s forecast high of 102° ties the record high set on this date in 2010 & the all-time October record high in Tucson. Sunshine gives way to clear skies overnight, with lows dropping to the 60s and 70s for much of southern Arizona.

Two storm systems are slated to impact the state over the next few days. The first trough produces westerly wind gusts up to 20 MPH Friday with highs in the 90s. Storm system number two brings back the breezes and taps into enough moisture to develop storms early next week. Tucson stands a 20% chance of thunder Sunday, increasing to 30% Monday. Areas east of the metro may stand the best chance of showers & storms.

Daytime highs next week drop into the 80s thanks to the second trough.

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