Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: From Ice Break to record swelter

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Partly cloudy. 96°, west-northwest wind 10 MPH.

Tonight – Gradual clearing. 67°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – Sunny & hot. 101°, west-northwest wind 10-15 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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One more day with below average high temperatures.

A departing low pressure trough keeps today’s highs in the mid 90s for Tucson. Areas south and east of the metro stand a chance of isolated storms this afternoon. Little rainfall is anticipated & dry lightning will increase the wildfire threat. Gradual clearing is expected overnight.

High pressure takes full control over the forecast starting tomorrow, supplying the first significant heat wave of the Summer. Tucson finally breaks the ice & hits triple digits for the first time this year Thursday afternoon. Temperatures skyrocket to the 107-110° range Friday through the weekend, threatening record highs. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect this weekend for much of Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz and Graham Counties.

Summer’s swelter continues early next week with temperatures in the afternoon hours around 106-110°.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Colorful way to end May, captured Tuesday by Randall Kayfes in Marana.

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