Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: Down day for Monsoon storms

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 10% chance of storms. 104°, north wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight – 10% chance of storms. 80°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – 40% chance of storms. 105°, northwest wind 10-15 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

Recovery day for the atmosphere after several rounds of storms the last 24 hours.

A more stable atmosphere & slightly drier air wins the battle of the Monsoon today. Metro Tucson stands a 10% chance of storms late this afternoon through the overnight hours. Favored areas for isolated storms today looks to be in Graham & Greenlee Counties. For the 46th time in 2016, the Old Pueblo reaches triple digit territory for daytime highs.

Conditions become more favorable for scattered storms starting tomorrow, courtesy of high pressure parked over Las Vegas. Rain chances increase to 40% Friday, with a few strong storms possible. This weekend features a 50% chance of scattered storms as highs drop to the 90s. If the forecast comes to fruition, flash flooding could become a concern.

High pressure shifts towards the Central US next week, which should maintain a daily chance of scattered storms in Tucson.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Purple Monsoon majesty, captured last night by Lori Grace Bailey in Rio Rico.

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