Tuesday’s Tucson Forecast: 70s streak for much of the week

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Mostly sunny. 72°, northwest wind 5 MPH.

Tonight – Mostly clear. 41°, south-southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – Sunny. 70°, northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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El Niño impacts continue to avoid the southwest this week.

A pair of high pressure centers locks in above average warmth. The Old Pueblo sees more sunshine this afternoon with high temps in the low 70s. Overnight lows bottom out in the low 40s for much of Metro Tucson under mostly clear skies. A few snow flurries are possible late tonight in the White Mountains, but little accumulation is expected.

Temperatures remain in the 70s through the weekend. Peak of the warmth arrives Friday, with Tucson reaching the mid 70s and the western deserts possibly topping out in the upper 70s. Plenty of sunshine remains in place through Saturday.

Models hint at a cold front bringing some cloud cover and slightly cooler temps early next week. That said, dry conditions prevail for the Sonoran Desert over the next 7 days.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Contrail crossing, captured Saturday by Larry Wasielewski. This is the result of jet engine exhaust meeting up with very cold air aloft.

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