Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Morning showers, freezing temps overnight

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 50% chance of morning showers, windy. 57°, southwest wind 15-30 MPH.

Tonight – Clear, cold. 33°, south wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – Sunny. 60°, northwest wind 5-15 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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Raw, blustery, wet start to the work week.

Scattered showers/mountain snow are expected through the morning hours in Tucson. Highs today struggle to reach the mid to upper 50s. Gusty southwest winds up to 30 MPH continue into this afternoon as a cold front blasts through the state. Strongest winds will be across Cochise, Graham & Greenlee Counties, where a Wind Advisory is in effect until 3 PM.

Up to 0.30” rain is possible today. The snow level drops to 5,000 feet, with 1-3” snow expected atop Mount Lemmon. The White Mountains may receive up to 6” snow through late tonight.

Skies clear out overnight, setting the stage for freezing temperatures for much of southern Arizona. A Freeze Watch is in effect for communities outside of Tucson city limits late tonight through tomorrow morning. This includes the Foothills, Oro Valley, Marana, Vail, Corona de Tucson, Green Valley & Sells. Lows range from the low 20s in eastern Cochise County to low 30s in eastern Pima County.

Tuesday features highs peaking in the low 60s, followed by lows in the mid 30s. High pressure builds off the California coast the remainder of the week, driving a warming trends. Afternoon temps near the 80° mark Friday and Saturday.

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