Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Increasing storm chances, decreasing heat

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 20% chance of storms. 97°, southeast wind 5-15 MPH.

Tonight – Partly cloudy. 76°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – 30% chance of storms. 96°, west wind 5-10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

Portions of the Sonoran Desert have a decent shot at storms this afternoon.

High pressure near the Four Corners helps guide in Monsoon moisture. Rain chances today sit at 20% for Metro Tucson as highs peak in the upper 90s. Areas south and east of the Old Pueblo stand the best chance of storms. Primetime for thunder today looks to be 2-7 PM.

Tomorrow could be the most active day out of the next 7 for the Monsoon. Expect a 30% chance of storms in Tucson, increasing to 40% for Santa Cruz & Cochise Counties. Daytime highs reach the mid 90s, running a few degrees below average for early September.

Westerly winds aloft begin to scour out Monsoon moisture by Friday, with only a few isolated storms possible. Mostly sunny skies prevail for Labor Day weekend as high temps return at or near triple digit territory.

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