Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: Fall front brings showers, mountain snow

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 50% chance of showers. 78°, west-southwest wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight – 50% chance of showers. 54°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – 50% chance of AM showers. 72°, northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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Valley rain, mountain snow & cooler temps to wrap the work week.

A cold front cuts across the state over the next 24 hours. Tucson stands a 50% chance of showers from late morning through Friday morning. Highs this afternoon reach the mid to upper 70s.

Scattered showers continue overnight, with the snow level lowering to 7,000 feet. A dusting to 2” snow is possible for Mount Lemmon, Mount Graham & the White Mountains. Valley rain totals likely range from 0.10-0.40”.

Showers/mountain snow tapers off tomorrow morning in the metro. Isolated showers may develop mainly east of Tucson Friday afternoon with highs struggling to reach the low 70s. Halloween continues to look spectacular with plenty of sunshine after a cool start to the day.

Models continue hinting toward an unsettled start to November. The next cold front may impact the state the middle of next week, possibly bringing isolated showers and gusty winds.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Ski Valley Fall scenery, snapped yesterday on Mt. Lemmon by Robert Henderlong. As mentioned on the blog earlier this week, foliage heads toward past peak territory this weekend.

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