Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Flash Flood Watch continues

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 70% chance of storms. 90°, southwest wind 10 MPH.

Tonight – 30% chance of storms. 74°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – 40% chance of storms. 93°, west wind 10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

Could the Old Pueblo see another saguaro soaker this afternoon?

Ample moisture & a mid level disturbance triggers numerous showers & storms today. Metro Tucson stands a 70% chance of thunder between 2-7 PM, while areas along the border have the best chance of storms. All of southern Arizona is under a Flash Flood Watch until 11 PM today. Any storm that develops could produce at least 1″ of rain.

While confidence is high that rain will fall in Tucson, there is slightly less confidence in heavy rainfall in eastern Pima County. Latest model trends shows the largest rainfall totals occurring along the International Border.

Storm chances drop to 30% tonight. Patchy fog is possible in low lying areas during the overnight hours.

Drier air takes over starting tomorrow, leading to a decreasing thunder threat. Rain chances range from 40% Thursday to 20% this weekend. Temperatures are slated to return to triple digit territory as early as Saturday.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Finger Rock waves, captured Tuesday by Lynn Rogalsky. The atmosphere was so moist yesterday, that rising air over the Catalinas almost instantly developed these clouds. Neat shot!

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