Tuesday’s Tucson Forecast: Isolated severe storm threat today

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 40% chance of storms. 80°, west-northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight – 20% chance of storms. 61°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – 20% chance of storms early. 78°, northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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Scattered storms possible this afternoon, with a few possibly turning severe.

A low pressure trough slowly sweeps across the state. Areas along and north of an Ajo-Tucson-Willcox line stand a 40% chance of storms between late morning and early evening. While a widespread severe weather event appears unlikely, a few storms may produce large hail and damaging winds in these areas. Places along the International Border have a 30% chance of storms today.

Daytime highs reach the upper 70s to low 80s across Metro Tucson this afternoon, running 8-10° below average. A few stray storms are possible overnight with lows in the upper 50s to low 60s.

Wednesday features a 20% chance of storms as the trough exits the state. High temps peak in the mid to upper 70s in the Old Pueblo tomorrow. A warming trend commences heading into the weekend, with 90s and breezes back as early as Friday.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

Monsoon II, captured this Summer by storm chaser Mike Olbinski. The 10 minute video (worth every second of your time) consists of 48 chase days, 17,000 miles driven and over 50,000 frames. Outstanding work!

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