Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: Storm chances ticking up

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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

Tonight – Mostly clear. 71°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – 30% chance of storms. 94°, west wind 10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

The thunder threat’s increasing to wrap the work week.

Dry air continues to plague storm development this afternoon. Isolated hit & miss storms are possible from the Tohono O’odham Nation & points east today. Rain chances range from 10% in Metro Tucson to 20% east of the Old Pueblo. Daytime highs peak in the upper 90s, running close to seasonal normals.

Monsoon moisture increases from the south tomorrow, leading to the best chance of storms over the next 7 days. Expect a 30% chance of thunder Friday afternoon & early evening. Highs reach the low to mid 90s due to the scattered storm potential.

High pressure slides near the Four Corners this weekend and early next week. Despite the favorable position, drier air filters back into the state. As a result, storms become more miss than hit Saturday through Wednesday. Triple digit heat could be in the cards for Metro Tucson as early as Tuesday.

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