Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: Storm chances slipping away

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 20% chance of storms. 96°, west wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight – Clear. 75°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – 10% chance of storms. 100°, west-southwest wind 10-15 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

If you don’t get rain today, chances are you won’t heading into the holiday weekend.

A drier air mass invades southern Arizona over the next 24 hours. Enough moisture remains present today to pop isolated storms in Metro Tucson. Cochise, Graham and Greenlee Counties likely see the best chance of scattered storms. Highs peak in the mid 90s, running near normal for early September.

Friday features a stray storm chance in the Old Pueblo. Winds aloft shift from the east-southeast to the west for Labor Day weekend, shutting down valley storm chances. Temperatures make a run at triple digit territory tomorrow through early next week.

Long range models indicate some moisture returning to the state the middle of next week. As a result, isolated storms can’t be ruled out.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Angry August skies, captured Wednesday by Steve Paris at La Encantada.

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