Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Last call for April showers

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Partly cloudy. 73°, west wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight – 20% chance of showers late. 52°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – 20% chance of showers. 76°, west-northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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One more shower chance before a drying trend commences.

Partly cloudy skies prevail this afternoon. Highs reach the low 70s in Tucson, running 7-9° below average for this time of year. An approaching trough from Baja California swings in late tonight, bringing back a few showers. Lows bottom out in the low 50s with a 20% chance of rain.

Tuesday features a continued chance of isolated showers for the Old Pueblo. Rain chances tomorrow range from 20% in eastern Pima County to 30% east of the metro. Highs peak in the mid to upper 70s with showers tapering off late in the day.

Sunshine and warmth returns by mid-week, followed by a new storm system impacting the state heading into the weekend. While a few showers may pop up in the mountains, valley floors will experience gusty winds whipping up. Highs Saturday and Sunday top out in the mid to upper 70s under partly cloudy skies.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Sunset flare, captured Friday by Jesse Jackson on Tucson’s east side. Beautiful shot of a stag shower over the Rincon Mountains.

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