Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Trending colder, but drier for Christmas

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 10% chance of showers. 61°, southwest wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight – 10% chance of showers. 50°, south-southwest wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – 20% chance of showers early. 63°, southwest wind 5-10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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Dreams of a White Christmas may be dashed for the Old Pueblo.

Spotty showers are possible the next few days. Tucson stands a 10% chance of afternoon/evening showers, increasing to 20% early Thursday. High temps today and tomorrow reach the low 60s, while lows only bottom out in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Christmas Eve features mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the upper 50s.

Models are trending drier for Christmas. A cold front sweeps across the state Christmas Day & Saturday, but may be moisture starved. There is a 20% chance of showers late Christmas Day through early Saturday, with areas east of Tucson standing a better chance of valley snow by Saturday morning. Little accumulation is expected.

Highs Saturday struggle to reach the mid 40s, running roughly 20° below average for late December. Morning lows early next week drop at or below the freezing mark.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Sierra Vista “spaceship”, captured yesterday by Maria Kovary. This is a lenticular cloud, which forms strange layers due to a stable, consistent flow of air condensing. Typically, you’ll see these at the peaks of mountains when conditions are right. Cool sight!

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