Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: The Monsoon struggle continues

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 10% chance of storms. 96°, west-northwest wind 10 MPH.

Tonight – Clear. 71°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – 10% chance of storms. 97°, west-southwest wind 5-10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

The good news? Rain chances return this afternoon. The bad news? Those rain chances aren’t all that great.

Dry air continues to filter in from the west. Enough moisture is present for a 10% chance of metro storms late this afternoon into early this evening. Areas east of Tucson could be the favored location for isolated storms today. Cochise, Graham and Greenlee Counties stand a 20% chance of thunder through 8 PM.

Highs this afternoon reach the mid 90s in Tucson, running a few degrees below average for late August.

The slim thunder threat continues tomorrow for the metro. Monsoon moisture increases Friday and Saturday, coinciding with the best chance of storms over the next several days. Rain chances range from 30% Friday afternoon to 20% on Saturday.

Another shot of dry Pacific air is slated to arrive early next week, decreasing storm chances & increasing highs to triple digit territory as early as Monday.

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