Tuesday’s Tucson Forecast: Another Autumn thunder threat

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 20% chance of storms. 79°, west-southwest wind 10-20 MPH.

Tonight – 50% chance of storms. 58°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – 50% chance of storms. 74°, northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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Decreasing temps, increasing storm chances and gusty winds.

A pair of troughs sweep across the state over the next 36 hours. The first storm system creates gusty winds & brings a 20% chance of metro storms between late morning and early evening. Western Pima County and areas near the New Mexico state line stand the best chance of scattered storms today. A few storms could produce damaging winds & large hail along and east of a Safford-Bisbee line.

Highs reach the upper 70s to low 80s in Tucson, with overnight lows dropping to the mid to upper 50s.

Storm chances increase to 50% late tonight into Wednesday afternoon as the second trough approaches. Daytime highs tomorrow reach the mid 70s, running 10-15° below average for late October. Showers & storms begin to taper off by the dinner hour.

Warmer & drier weather prevails heading into the weekend. Expect ample sunshine and highs reaching the upper 80s to low 90s as early as Saturday.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Fall foliage in the Rincon Mountains, captured over the weekend by Tucson Today editor Bryan Pierson. I’ll have the latest Fall colors report on the blog later today. Stay tuned!

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