Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Another late show for Monsoon storms?

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 30% chance of storms. 102°, west-northwest wind 10-15 MPH.

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

Tomorrow – 20% chance of storms. 104°, northwest wind 10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

Lingering clouds & morning showers make for a complicated forecast later today.

Much of southern Arizona stands a 30% chance of storms. Storm development today is highly dependent on how quickly cloud cover burns off. If clouds linger into the early afternoon hours, the chance for rain likely decreases. Primetime for scattered storms to enter Metro Tucson looks to be 4-9 PM.

Today’s highs peak in triple digit territory for the 45th time this year. Nighttime lows drop to the upper 70s with storm chances decreasing to 10% after 10 PM.

Slightly drier air slides in tomorrow, decreasing storm coverage to the isolated nature. Models hint at a surge of moisture entering the state heading into the weekend. Rain chances range from 30% Friday to 40% Sunday & Monday. As the thunder threat increases, temperatures decrease next week. Metro highs top out in the mid to upper 90s.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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The Monsoon strikes back, captured Wednesday evening by Jeff Smith on Tucson’s southeast side.

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