Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Flanked by fronts

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 40% chance of storms early. 69°, west-northwest wind 5-15 MPH.

Tonight – Partly cloudy. 48°, south-southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – 20% chance of showers. 67°, north wind 5-10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

A pair of storm systems bookend the next 7 days.

Scattered showers & storms are possible through early this afternoon, according to 4WARN Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. As an upper level storm system kicks east, rain tapers from west to east. Highs today peak in the upper 60s, followed by lows in the upper 40s. Graham and Greenlee Counties may see a few lingering showers overnight, with the White Mountains seeing a Winter Weather Advisory expire at 8 PM today.

Valentine’s Day features a weak storm system clipping the state. An isolated shower can’t be ruled out, but most of Southern Arizona stays dry Tuesday. More sunshine prevails by mid-week.

Models are honing in on a stronger cold front for the weekend. After gusty winds Friday, there is a 70% chance of valley rain/mountain snow Saturday. Rain chances decrease to 40% Sunday. Daytime highs reach the low to mid 60s this weekend.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

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Monsoon-like mammatus, snapped Sunday by my friends at Sentinel Peak Brewing Company.

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