Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Valley rain, mountain snow, cooler temps returning

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Sunny, warm. 86°, west-southwest wind 5 MPH.

Tonight – Mostly clear. 59°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – Increasing clouds, breezy. 80°, southwest wind 15-30 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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A warm start to the week, but a big temperature drop looms.

Highs today reach the mid 80s in Tucson. Sunny skies rule this afternoon, giving way to a few clouds overnight. Lows drop to the 50s for much of southern Arizona tonight.

A cold front crashes into the state tomorrow and Wednesday. Gusty southwest winds up to 30 MPH are expected Tuesday afternoon under partly cloudy skies. Scattered showers & mountain snow is possible late Tuesday night through early Wednesday afternoon. Highs struggle to reach the mid 60s Wednesday, which is roughly 20° cooler than Monday’s forecast highs.

Forecast valley rainfall totals range from 0.10-0.30″. A dusting to 1″ of snow is possible atop Mt. Lemmon.

Chilly overnight lows are on tap for Wednesday and Thursday, bottoming out in the low to mid 40s in Tucson. Freezing temperatures are possible prior to daybreak in eastern Cochise County.

Temperatures rebound to the mid to upper 70s by the weekend with ample sunshine.

TODAY’S WEATHER HEADLINES

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A trio of earthquakes north of Phoenix late last night. No reports of any damage. (KVOA)

Cyclone Chapala set to strike the war-torn country of Yemen. 8 years worth of rain possible in just a few days. (Weather.com)

NWS radar in Kansas City captures the celebration of the Royals World Series win last night. (NWS Kansas City)

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Gold eruption over the Catalinas, captured Friday evening by Randall Kayfes in Marana. An almost Monsoon-like scene in late October. Great capture Randall!

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