Friday’s Tucson Forecast: Boom or bust for metro storms

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

7DayForecast072916

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.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

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

20160727-IMG_1514-Edit

Shelfies over the old west, captured Wednesday by Davo Laninga in Tombstone.

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