Friday’s Tucson Forecast: Scattered storm chances return

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 30% chance of storms. 95°, west-southwest wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight – Partly cloudy. 74°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – 20% chance of storms. 94°, west wind 5-10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

At long last, a decent shot of Monsoon thunder.

A low pressure trough pulls in moisture from Mexico. Metro Tucson stands a 30% chance of storms this afternoon as highs peak in the mid 90s. Areas south and east of Tucson have the best chance of seeing scattered storms today. Gusty winds and blowing dust are the main thunderstorm threats.

Storms should cease after 6 PM, followed by partly cloudy skies overnight.

Moisture values tick down some heading into the weekend. This leads to storms becoming more miss than hit for the Old Pueblo. Expect a 20% chance of thunder tomorrow, with scattered storms favoring Cochise, Graham and Greenlee Counties. Isolated storm chances continue through the middle of the upcoming work week with highs reaching the upper 90s.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Crepuscular rays at sunset, captured Thursday by Phil Tilicki at Catalina State Park.

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