Friday’s Tucson Forecast: Entering an August Monsoon lull

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 10% chance of storms. 97°, west-northwest wind 10 MPH.

Tonight – Mostly clear. 76°, south-southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – 30% chance of storms. 100°, west-northwest wind 10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

After an active Monsoon week, a drying trend commences.

Metro rain chances stand at a mere 10% this afternoon. Favored areas for scattered storm development today will be along the International Border. Highs in Tucson peak in the upper 90s, which is average for mid August. Mostly clear skies prevail overnight for the Perseid meteor shower.

Moisture values tick up enough Saturday to warrant scattered storm chances for the Old Pueblo. However, drier air filters in from the north next week. An isolated storm can’t be ruled out Sunday, but the metro thunder threat ceases Monday and Tuesday. As dry air moves in, temperatures return to triple digit territory starting this weekend.

Monsoon moisture slowly trickles in from the south the middle to latter portion of next week, returning isolated storms to the forecast.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

Perseid meteor shower over the desert. Thanks Greg McCown & Lech Boltryk for the pics! Click here to see a time-lapse of the meteor shower from UA Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter.

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