Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: 80s saddle up for Rodeo Weekend

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Sunny. 82°, NE wind 5-15 MPH.

Tonight – Clear. 47°, ESE wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – Sunny. 84°, NW wind 5-10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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A new 80s streak gets going this afternoon.

High pressure parks over the West Coast. This feature dominates the forecast in southern Arizona, driving highs 10-15° above average for late February. Tucson peaks in the low 80s this afternoon under sunny skies. Winds today will be much lighter than yesterday, coming out of the northeast at 5-15 MPH .

Daytime highs peak in the mid 80s Friday through Monday. Saturday’s forecast high of 86° comes within 2 degrees of tying the record set back in 1986.

Models hint at a cold front crossing the Four Corners early next week. As a result, gusty winds return with highs dropping to the 70s Tuesday afternoon.

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