Monday’s Tucson Forecast: From Autumn warmth to another rain chance

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Partly cloudy. 92°, west-northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight – Partly cloudy. 67°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – Partly cloudy. 94°, northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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The calendar says October, but the thermometer’s making a run at triple digit heat this week.

High pressure over the Great Basin cranks daytime highs 5-7° above average today. Metro Tucson reaches the low 90s under partly cloudy skies this afternoon. Overnight lows drop to the mid to upper 60s.

Afternoon temps peak in the mid 90s Tuesday, rising to the upper 90s Wednesday. The forecast high Wednesday afternoon is 98°, which would tie the record set in 1991. A few metro locations may reach triple digits by mid-week.

The same storm system responsible for last week’s storms makes a return heading into the weekend. Isolated showers are possible as early as Thursday, with the best chance of scattered showers & a few storms arriving Friday and Saturday. Daytime highs drop to the mid to upper 80s, which is more typical for mid October.

TODAY’S WEATHER HEADLINES

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We aren’t alone with warm October temps. Check out Fargo yesterday! (WeatherNation)

Three straight days of triple digit heat in Downtown Los Angeles. First time that’s happened since 1989. (NWS Los Angeles)

Did South Carolina really have a 1,000 year flood a few weeks ago? USGS says no. (USGS)

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Venus/Mars/Jupiter conjunction, captured early Sunday morning by Bob Pillsbury in Tucson Estates. Thanks Bob for labeling each planet! Very handy to others who want to check out the view in the eastern horizon overnight.

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