Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Thunderstorm chances return for the work week

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 10% chance of storms. 87°, southwest wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight – Partly cloudy. 62°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – 20% chance of storms, breezy. 82°, west-southwest wind 10-20 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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Another shot at storms for the new work week.

A trough west of the state becomes the main weather player over the next 72 hours. Tucson stands a 10% chance of a stray storm this afternoon as highs reach the mid to upper 80s. Partly cloudy skies prevail overnight with lows dropping to the low 60s.

Tuesday and Wednesday feature better storm chances, although activity won’t be as widespread as the last system. A 20% chance of storms is possible tomorrow, increasing to 30% Wednesday. High temps will drop as the trough sweeps across the state. Highs Wednesday and Thursday peak in the mid to upper 70s, running 10-15° below normal for late October.

After a slight storm chance Thursday, a drying trend commences. High pressure over the southwest brings a return to sunshine and 80s Friday through the weekend.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Sunday sky on fire, captured last night by Doug & Doris Evans in Tucson. These are mammatus clouds, created by small pockets of sinking cold air colliding with warmer surrounding air & are not always synonymous with tornadic storms.

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