Friday’s Tucson Forecast: Cool temps settle in

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – Sunny. 63°, west-northwest wind 5 MPH.

Tonight – Clear & cold. 35°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. 69°, west wind 10 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

A taste of Arizona winter wrapping up the work week.

Highs today run 6-8° below average under sunny skies. The Old Pueblo reaches the low 60s this afternoon, followed up by overnight lows in the low to mid 30s. Outlying areas of Metro Tucson may briefly drop to the freezing mark by daybreak Saturday.

The first of two storm systems enters the state this weekend. Clouds & breezes increase by Sunday, with mountains possibly seeing a few spotty rain/snow showers. Highs this weekend peak in the upper 60s. Gusty winds continue Monday.

Storm system #2 sweeps by Tuesday. Models are starting to agree with a drier solution, with only a few isolated showers possible. Much of Southern Arizona stays dry Tuesday afternoon and evening. Highs for the upcoming work week range from the mid 60s Tuesday to the low 70s next Thursday.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

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Ajo sunset, captured Wednesday by Lorna Appel.

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