Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Storms or no storms?

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

7DayForecast062916

Today – 40% chance of storms. 96°, southwest wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight – 20% chance of storms. 75°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – 60% chance of storms. 95°, southwest wind 10-15 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

WebDayplanner062916

Morning clouds making for a difficult forecast later today.

Much of southern Arizona stands a 40% chance of storms this afternoon. While cloud cover is prevalent to start the day, a mid-level disturbance over Sonora may overcome the lack of sun to trigger storms. Latest model trends point to development in the mountains by lunchtime, potentially pushing into the valley floors around 2-4 PM. Daytime highs peak in the mid 90s.

Storm chances decrease to the isolated variety overnight.

Thursday and Friday continue to look like the most active days for the Monsoon this week. A 60% chance of storms is possible in Tucson, with scattered storm chances continuing late Thursday night into early Friday morning. Locally heavy rainfall is the primary threat for any storm.

Drier air moves in from the west for the holiday weekend, shutting down storm chances. An isolated storm or two can’t be ruled out Saturday or Sunday, but the 4th of July looks sunny and hot for the Old Pueblo.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

DSC_5294

Catalina crawlers, captured overnight by Greg McCown on the east side. What a light show!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s