TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST
THE CLIFF NOTES
Today – 20% chance of storms. 106°, northwest wind 10-15 MPH.
Tonight – 40% chance of storms. 80°, south-southeast wind 5-15 MPH.
Tomorrow – 50% chance of storms. 99°, west wind 10-15 MPH.
It’s going to be a close call for thunderstorms in the Old Pueblo today.
The dividing line between desert dry air & Monsoon moisture serves as the trigger for development. Metro Tucson stands a 40% chance of storms between 5-9 PM as highs reach the 105-107° range. If the dry line sets up further east of Tucson, storm chances will increase. Areas west of the metro stand the best chance of rain this evening, with a few storms possibly reaching severe criteria.
Main storm threats today include gusty winds over 40 MPH and blowing dust on I-10.
An active Monsoon pattern takes shape this weekend into next week, as each day has the potential for scattered storms. Storm chances will be dependent on how much cloud cover we start each day with. Daytime highs will drop to the 90s as storm chances increase.
SKY CANDY OF THE DAY
Shelfies over the old west, captured Wednesday by Davo Laninga in Tombstone.