Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Newton nudges into Arizona

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 100% chance of rain, heavy at times. 77°, south wind 20-30 MPH.

Tonight – 20% chance of rain, patchy fog. 69°, south-southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – 10% chance of storms. 89°, west-northwest wind 10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

A Flash Flood Watch continues for much of southern Arizona through 8 PM today.

Tropical Storm Newton pushes into the state late this morning. Moderate to heavy rainfall is possible from Metro Tucson & points east through late this afternoon. Expect gusty east-southeast winds around 20-30 MPH. 40 MPH gusts can’t be ruled out for Tucson as Newton tracks just east of the metro area.

Southeastern Arizona is also under a Wind Advisory until 5 PM today. Gusts to 50 MPH may develop this morning along the International Border.

Forecast rainfall amounts for Tucson look to be around 1-2″. Heaviest rains & the greatest flooding concern appears to be in Santa Cruz & southwestern Cochise County, where 2-3″+ is possible. Rainfall tapers off to the isolated variety by this evening. Patchy fog may develop overnight.

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