Tuesday’s Tucson Forecast: Weather whiplash this week




Today – Mostly sunny. 76°, northwest wind 5 MPH.

Tonight – Mostly clear. 47°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – Partly cloudy. 79°, north wind 5 MPH.


From chasing record highs to an approaching Winter storm.

High pressure cranks up the mercury over the next 72 hours. Temperatures peak in the mid 70s this afternoon, running 9-11° above average. Mostly sunny skies give way to mostly clear skies overnight.

Tomorrow’s forecast high of 79° is a degree shy of tying the record set in 2010. Thursday’s record high of 81° (set in 1969) will likely be reached or eclipsed.

Models continue to indicate a pattern change heading into the weekend. A cold front cranks up the winds Friday, followed by scattered showers late Friday night into early Saturday. Snow levels drop to 6,000 feet by daybreak Saturday, with rain & mountain snow tapering off late Saturday morning. Mt. Lemmon could see 1-3″ snow, while valley floors potentially pick up 0.10-0.25″ rain.

Highs this weekend struggle to reach the upper 50s to low 60s. Expect widespread freezing temperatures Saturday night.



For the third time in as many months, we’ll be treated to a Super Moon! Like the last two, tonight’s full moon will appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter. Moonrise is just after 5:30 PM. Expect some high clouds, but mostly good viewing conditions. Click here for more details from NASA.


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