Friday’s Tucson Forecast: Blustery today, trending warmer next week

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Partly cloudy, breezy. 64°, west-northwest wind 10-20 MPH.

Tonight – Clearing, cool. 35°, south wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – Partly cloudy. 63°, northwest wind 5 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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The Sonoran Wind Machine kicks up this afternoon.

A cold front clips the eastern portion of the state. Partly cloudy skies prevail across southern Arizona today, with west-northwest winds gusting as high as 20 MPH. The White Mountains may see scattered snow showers through tonight, with 1-2” of accumulation possible.

Highs today reach the mid 60s in Tucson, on par with mid-January averages. Overnight lows drop at or below the freezing mark in the outlying areas of Metro Tucson.

After another partly cloudy afternoon Saturday, more sunshine breaks out early next week. Tucson nears the 70° mark Sunday, followed by low 70s for highs on Martin Luther King Day. Models continue to show a storm system grazing the state the middle of next week. Wednesday features partly cloudy skies with a few mountain showers.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Mountain glow, captured last night by Barb Mathers in Marana. The first “Sky Candy of the Week” award for 2016 will be unveiled later today on the blog!

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