Tuesday’s Tucson Forecast: Autumn thunder rolls

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 40% chance of storms, breezy. 85°, east-southeast wind 10-20 MPH.

Tonight – Partly cloudy. 64°, southeast wind 5-15 MPH.

Tomorrow – 20% chance of storms. 88°, southwest wind 10-15 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

Periods of storms on tap for your Tuesday.

Expect scattered showers and storms through this evening. An area of low pressure near Rocky Point keeps most of the activity mainly across Pima, Pinal & Santa Cruz Counties. Some storms may be strong, producing small hail, gusty winds and blowing dust. Highs peak in the mid 80s as storms decrease after 7-8 PM.

Enough lingering moisture exists for isolated storms tomorrow and Thursday. Rain chances for Metro Tucson stand at 20% these days, while areas east have a 30% chance of storms. Daytime highs warm up to the low 90s by Thursday. Thunder-free conditions prevail by Friday, which is the final day of Monsoon 2016.

A drier pattern develops in time for the upcoming weekend. Plan on mostly sunny skies and afternoon temps peaking in the low 90s.

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