Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Old Man Winter arrives

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Mostly sunny. 61°, west wind 5-15 MPH.

Tonight – 20% chance of showers. 41°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. 58°, northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

One storm system down, two more on the way.

Mostly sunny skies prevail this afternoon. Daytime highs reach the low 60s metro-wide, running 7-9° below average for late November. A cold front quickly sweeps across the state overnight, with Metro Tucson standing a 20% chance of showers. Lows bottom out in the upper 30s to low 40s.

Showers/mountain snow clears by daybreak Tuesday as the cold front exits Arizona. Behind the front, a reinforcing shot of cool air settles in. Highs Tuesday struggle to reach the upper 50s, followed by a widespread freeze. Metro Tucson, the Tohono O’odham Nation & southeast Pinal County is under a Freeze Watch overnight Tuesday, as lows crash at or below the 32° mark. Santa Cruz County is under a Hard Freeze Watch overnight Tuesday, meaning temperatures at or below 28° for several hours.

The remainder of the work week looks quiet, however another cold front may move in this weekend. A few rain/mountain snow showers return to the forecast by Saturday.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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Season’s greetings, captured this morning by Johna Jindo on Mount Lemmon.

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