Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Fall front approaches

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Mostly sunny. 79°, northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight – 10% chance of showers. 56°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – 20% chance of showers, breezy. 80°, southeast wind 10-20 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

For the first time in over a month, the Old Pueblo likely fails to hit the 80° mark.

Highs peak in the mid to upper 70s this afternoon. An approaching cold front may produce a stray shower or two near the New Mexico state line today. Overnight lows bottom out in the low to mid 50s with a 10% chance of isolated showers.

Gusty southeast winds kick up tomorrow as the front parks west of Tucson. Expect a 20% chance of metro showers Thursday, with areas northeast of the Tucson standing the best chance of scattered showers & storms. The White Mountains of Graham and Greenlee Counties may pick up 1-2″ rain tomorrow afternoon & evening. Breezes decrease Friday as the front moves past the state.

Warmer weather commences this weekend, as daytime highs peak in the mid 80s. Mostly sunny skies prevail Saturday into early next week.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Starry night at Saguaro National Park, captured Tuesday by Sean Parker.

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