Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Flash flood threat continues

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 40% chance of storms. 93°, west-southwest wind 5-15 MPH.

Tonight – Partly cloudy, patchy fog. 76°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – 30% chance of storms. 96°, southwest wind 10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of southeastern Arizona until midnight. This includes Metro Tucson, Oracle, Sierra Vista, Douglas, Safford and Clifton.

Slow-moving storms have the potential of producing at least 1″ of rain today. Rain chances through early this evening stand at 40% for Metro Tucson & 60% across Cochise, Graham and Greenlee Counties. Remember that it only takes 1-2 feet of water to float most vehicles. 6″ of running water can knock a person off their feet.

Showers decrease late tonight across southern Arizona. Low lying areas could see patchy fog develop during the overnight hours.

Drier air begins to work into the state, decreasing storm chances the remainder of the week. A 30% chance of storms is possible tomorrow and Friday. Storm coverage becomes more isolated in nature this weekend and early next week. High temperatures return to triple digit territory as early as Friday.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Reflections of Monsoon rainfall, captured Tuesday night by Alan Krasofski on Tucson’s west side.

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