Tuesday’s Tucson Forecast: Temperatures & breezes drop off

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Mostly sunny. 76°, west-northwest wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight – Mostly clear. 51°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, breezy. 83°, west-southwest wind 15-25 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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A break from the breezes this afternoon.

Southern Arizona is between storm systems. Yesterday’s cold front has left behind an air mass running 8-10° below average. Metro Tucson peaks in the low to mid 70s today, with west-northwest winds around 10-15 MPH. Mostly sunny skies this afternoon gives way to a cool night, as overnight lows bottom out in the upper 40s to low 50s.

A cold front sweeps across the state Wednesday and Thursday, bringing back gusty winds. Wednesday’s gusts could reach 25 MPH, with 30-35 MPH wind gusts possible on Thursday. This front may also touch off a few isolated showers across Pinal, Graham and Greenlee Counties Thursday afternoon & evening.

This weekend features another round of gusty winds as a storm system clips the Four Corners. Highs range from the upper 70s late in the work week to the mid 80s Sunday. Early next week could see temps make a run at the low 90s.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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San Simon dust storm, captured yesterday by Arizona State Trooper Quentin Mehr. Reduced visibility is likely to blame for a semi collision on I-10 east of Willcox Monday afternoon, which shut down the interstate for a brief time. A good reminder that you don’t need a thunderstorm to get blowing dust engulfing area roads.

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