Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: Autumn cold front coming

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Mostly sunny. 94°, southwest wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight – 20% chance of showers. 69°, south wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – 20% chance of AM showers. 86°, west wind 10-15 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

Fall officially started at 7:21 AM today. Fall-like temps aren’t too far behind.

A cold front sweeps across the state over the next 36 hours. Mostly sunny skies are on tap this afternoon for Metro Tucson, while areas west stand a 20% chance of storms. Highs peak in the low to mid 90s.

Tonight through early Friday features a 20% chance of showers from Tucson & points east. Rain chances cease for the Old Pueblo by lunchtime tomorrow. Cooler air filters in behind the front, as daytime highs only reach the mid 80s Friday afternoon. Tucson’s average high for late September is around 93°.

Ample sunshine prevails heading into the weekend and early next week. Afternoon temperatures top out in the upper 80s to low 90s, while nighttime lows bottom out in the upper 50s to low 60s.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Whispers of Fall, captured last week by Coconino National Forest officials near Flagstaff. Closer to southern Arizona, peak Fall foliage typically arrives atop Mount Lemmon in mid to late October.

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