Friday’s Tucson Forecast: Storm chances ramping up

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 10% chance of storms. 102°, west-southwest wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight – 10% chance of showers. 79°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – 20% chance of storms. 100°, west wind 10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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A slight thunder threat to wrap up the work week, but early next week may be a different story.

Metro rain chances sit at 10% today. While a stray storm can’t be ruled out in Tucson, areas along the International Border are favored for scattered storm development. Highs Friday likely reach the 100s, with nighttime lows drop to the upper 70s.

The weekend starts with isolated storm chances in the Old Pueblo. High pressure drifts toward the Four Corners early next week, allowing a mid level disturbance to approach from the southeast. This feature brings a better shot at scattered storms for Tucson Expect a 30% chance of storms Sunday and Monday for eastern Pima County.

Models indicate enough moisture to warrant slight storm chances through the middle to latter portion of next week. Mountains and the International Border may be the favored areas for storm development starting Tuesday. Metro highs remain in the 100s over the next several days.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Early Monsoon sunset, captured Thursday by Michael Vo in Marana. Lovely pic!

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