Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Paine provides showers

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Increasing clouds. 97°, west-northwest wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight – 20% chance of showers. 73°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – 40% chance of showers. 91°, west wind 10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

An eastern Pacific influence may deliver work week showers.

Cloud increase today across southern Arizona. While places along the border could see a few showers, Metro Tucson stays dry this afternoon. Highs in the Old Pueblo reach the upper 90s.

Moisture from Hurricane Paine off Baja California develops isolated showers this evening through the overnight hours. Better moisture arrives tomorrow, coinciding with the best chance of rain for the work week. Expect a 40% chance of showers Tuesday afternoon & evening, decreasing to 20% Wednesday. Valley floors cloud receive 0.25-0.50″ rain, while mountain totals approach 1″.

Cooler temps are on tap mid to late week, as highs peak in the upper 80s to low 90s. A Pacific storm system may produce isolated showers Thursday and Friday.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Harvest Moon rising, captured Friday by Lori Bresina in Catalina. The “Harvest Moon” is labeled as such because it’s the full Moon closest to the Autumnal equinox. Fall officially begins Thursday at 7:21 AM in Tucson.

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