Tuesday’s Tucson Forecast: Low grade Monsoon storm chances

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

7DayForecast072616

Today – 30% chance of storms. 103°, west-northwest wind 10 MPH.

Tonight – 10% chance of storms. 81°, south-southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – 30% chance of storms. 103°, northwest wind 10-15 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

Storm chances not great this afternoon, but not zero either.

The atmosphere lacks a trigger to boost storm development despite ample moisture. Tucson stands a 30% chance of storms today, with the primetime coming between 2-7 PM. Areas along the border and the mountains look to be the favored areas for scattered storms this afternoon. For the 44th time this year, the Old Pueblo hits triple digit territory.

An isolated storm or two can’t be ruled out during the overnight hours.

Rain chances tomorrow reside at 30%, dropping to 20% Thursday as slightly drier air moves in. Models indicate an uptick in moisture heading into the weekend, restoring a chance of scattered storms for much of southern Arizona.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

RimcoskiRedSprite

Stars, sprites & storms, captured Sunday night by Kevin Rimcoski. This is an unbelievably rare photo. I’ll explain the science behind it later today on the blog & on the TV side tonight at 6.

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