Tuesday’s Tucson Forecast: Another blowing dust threat

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 40% chance of storms. 100°, south wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight – 20% chance of storms. 78°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – 30% chance of storms. 102°, west-northwest wind 10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

Monsoon 2016 looks to replicate yesterday’s storms.

A 40% chance of storms is possible for Tucson, according to 4WARN Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Cochise, Graham and Greenlee Counties stand the best chance of thunder today. There is an elevated threat of gusty winds and blowing dust on I-10 between Tucson & Phoenix. Primetime for metro activity looks to be 3-8 PM.

For the 37th time in 2016, the Old Pueblo reaches triple digits. Overnight lows drop to the upper 70s, with a few stray storms possible after midnight.

High pressure over the southern Plains maintains a southeasterly flow aloft, keeping the pipeline to Monsoon moisture open. The net result is a daily chance of scattered storms through Friday. Dangerous heat may settle in late week, as Tucson peaks in the 105-107° range Thursday through Saturday.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Sky Harbor microburst, captured Monday by Bryan Snider in Phoenix. This was the storm that triggered a dust storm in Pinal County and soaked portions of the Valley. Textbook example of what a microburst looks like.

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