Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Storms and sizzle

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 30% chance of storms. 102°, west-southwest wind 5-15 MPH.

Tonight – 10% chance of storms. 78°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – 30% chance of storms. 106°, west wind 10-15 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

Scattered thunder’s set to roll out again this afternoon.

The Old Pueblo stands a 30% chance of storms between 2-8 PM. While coverage is not expected to be as widespread as yesterday, some storms may produce locally heavy rainfall. Favored areas for scattered storms today include Santa Cruz, Cochise, Graham and Greenlee Counties.

Daytime highs reach 101-103° this afternoon in the metro. A slight thunder threat can’t be ruled out overnight across southern Arizona.

Scattered storms remain the flavor of the Monsoon through Friday. Heat steals some of the weather headlines however, thanks to high pressure reorganizing to the west. Tucson peaks in the 106-108° range tomorrow into the first half of the weekend.

Models hint at a gulf surge of tropical moisture early next week, boosting storm chances. Monday and Tuesday features a 40% chance of storms, which could be the most active period for the Monsoon over the next 7 days.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Rain curtain over the Catalinas, captured Tuesday afternoon by Collin Davidson in Oro Valley.

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