Friday’s Tucson Forecast: Last stand for scattered storms

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 40% chance of storms. 98°, southwest wind 10-15 MPH.

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

Tomorrow – 20% chance of storms. 101°, southwest wind 5-10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

After today, the Monsoon starts to take a breather.

Enough moisture & instability is present to support scattered storms this afternoon. Rain chances range from 40% in Tucson to 50% south & east of the metro area. Primetime for storms in the Old Pueblo appears to be 1-7 PM. Daytime highs peak in the upper 90s.

Drier air takes over heading into the weekend and early next week. This decreases storms to the isolated variety & increases afternoon highs to the 100s.

Long range models indicate the potential for subtropical moisture entering the state mid to late next week. As a result, scattered storms could return to the forecast by Thursday. Exact rainfall amounts remain unclear this far out.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Sizzling sunset storm, captured Thursday by John Hays in Rio Rico. Will this win the “Sky Candy of the Week” award? To be announced later today on the blog!

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