Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Leaping toward record highs

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Partly cloudy. 86°, NW wind 5-15 MPH.

Tonight – Mostly clear. 50°, SE wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – Sunny. 87°, NW wind 5-15 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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Chasing history on this Leap Day.

This afternoon’s forecast high of 86° would break the old record of 85° set in 1988. Partly cloudy skies prevail today, with clearing expected around sunset. Lows tonight drop to the low 50s for much of Metro Tucson.

March starts off warm, courtesy of high pressure over the western US. Record tying temps are expected tomorrow, with near record heat possible Thursday. Ample sunshine is anticipated for the remainder of the work week.

Models continue to show a pattern shift by the weekend. Cloud cover increases Saturday, followed by gusty winds Sunday as a cold front moves in. It remains unclear if rain or mountain snow enters the picture early next week, but a cool down looks possible.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Oscar worthy sunset, captured last night by Elaine Malott. Find out Friday on the blog if her snapshot is awarded “Sky Candy of the Week”!

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