Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Wet & white to wrap the week

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 80% chance of AM showers, partly cloudy late. 57°, west wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight – Partly cloudy, patchy fog. 44°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – 100% chance of showers. 56°, southwest wind 15-30 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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A pair of storm systems impact the state over the next 72 hours.

Expect numerous showers to taper off by late morning, followed by partly cloudy skies this afternoon. Highs peak in the mid to upper 50s, while overnight lows drop to the mid 40s. Patchy fog may develop in low-lying areas late tonight.

Our final storm system of the work week approaches from northern California Thursday and Friday. Numerous showers & snow above 4,500 feet redevelops Thursday afternoon, lingering into early Friday morning. Another round of scattered rain/snow showers arrives Friday afternoon, tapering Saturday morning.

An additional 0.30-0.75” rain is expected for the valley floors, while 1-2 feet of snow is possible above 7,000 feet. Places like Sonoita, Tombstone & Bisbee could see a dusting of snow Thursday and Friday night. Mountain locales above 6,000 feet are under a Winter Storm Watch from Thursday afternoon through Friday night.

Conditions begin to improve by the weekend. Highs Saturday and Sunday peak in the low 50s, with a slight shower chance for the 2nd half of the weekend. Highs return to the low 60s as early as next Tuesday.

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