Monday’s Tucson Forecast: The Polar Express chugs into southern Arizona

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 70% chance of showers, breezy. 54°, west wind 10-20 MPH.

Tonight – Clearing, cold. 30°, south wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. 50°, northwest wind 5 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

Latest HRRR model indicates showers in Tucson by lunchtime today
Latest HRRR model indicates showers in Tucson by lunchtime today

From valley rain/mountain snow to the coldest nights in nearly 3 years.

A powerful cold front sweeps across the state today. Tucson stands a 70% chance of showers from late this morning until early this evening. Rain changes over to snow around 5,500 feet, with 3-6” snow possible atop Mount Lemmon. High temps reach the mid 50s this afternoon.

Up to 0.30” rain is possible today for eastern Pima County, with lighter amounts east of Tucson.

The Old Pueblo wakes up to the low 30s tomorrow morning. After highs struggle to reach the low 50s Tuesday, lows plummet at night. Metro Tucson sees the mercury bottom out in the low to mid 20s Wednesday and Thursday morning. For this reason, a Hard Freeze Watch has been issued for Pima & southern Pinal Counties.

High pressure briefly brings a warming trend by late week before another storm system arrives by Sunday.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Holidays in the High Country, captured over the weekend by Manda Owen Garland. This is frigid Nutrioso, located east of Greer, where another 3-6″ snow may fall today.

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