Tuesday’s Tucson Forecast: Monsoon moisture trickles in

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 10% chance of storms. 100°, east wind 5-15 MPH.

Tonight – Mostly clear. 76°, east-southeast wind 5-15 MPH.

Tomorrow – 20% chance of storms. 97°, east wind 5-15 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

Moisture’s making a comeback. Will storms follow suit?

A stray shower or storm can’t be ruled out this afternoon. Much of southern Arizona stays dry today as the Old Pueblo reaches triple digit heat for the 57th time this year. Nighttime lows bottom out in the mid 70s under mostly clear skies.

High pressure slides near the Four Corners over the next 48 hours, helping guide in Monsoon moisture from Mexico. Rain chances range from 20% tomorrow to 30% Thursday. Daytime highs peak in the mid 90s Thursday afternoon with the increased thunder threat.

Westerly winds aloft scours out Monsoon moisture for Labor Day weekend. The drying trend will aid in boosting daytime highs at or near triple digit territory as soon as Saturday.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Venus/Jupiter conjunction, captured Saturday evening by Randall Kayfes in Marana. This is the closest these two planets will be until 2065!

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