Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Trending cooler for Thanksgiving

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Mostly sunny. 81°, northwest wind 5 MPH.

Tonight – Clear. 48°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. 79°, southwest wind 5-10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

GFS model valid 11 AM Wednesday indicates gusty winds up to 20 MPH.
GFS model valid 11 AM Wednesday indicates gusty winds up to 20 MPH.

Warm to start the abbreviated work week, but some changes are in store for the holiday.

High pressure slides across Arizona this afternoon. Because of this feature, temperatures run 10-12° above average for this time of year. Monday’s daytime highs peak in the low 80s for Tucson with mostly sunny skies.

A slow moving trough swings toward the Great Basin this week, bringing a cooling trend for Thanksgiving. There remains a great deal of uncertainty regarding how much temperatures drop off & how much moisture this system can tap into. Clouds and breezes increase Wednesday, followed by a blustery Thanksgiving Day. Highs Thursday only reach the low 70s under partly cloudy skies, with morning lows in the 40s.

Black Friday features a few showers, mainly east of Tucson. Isolated mountain showers are possible Saturday with temperatures dropping to the upper 60s for the valley floors. Gusty wind may linger through the weekend.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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El Tour detour, captured on the east side Saturday by Franklin Rau. Only in Tucson, right?

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