Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Weather whiplash on the way

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

Today – Sunny. 94°, west-northwest wind 10 MPH.

Tonight – Clear. 64°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – Sunny. 99°, northwest wind 5 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

Ice Break’s still in the forecast this week. So is a big time pattern change.

High pressure over the Pacific coast controls the weather for the remainder of the work week. This afternoon features lots of sunshine and highs in the mid 90s. Like the last few days, winds will prevail out of the west-northwest at 10 MPH.

Temperatures threaten triple digit territory tomorrow. Tucson stands an 18% chance of Ice Break Thursday afternoon, increasing to 74% on Friday. If the Old Pueblo achieves its first 100° reading of 2017 either day, it would be the 7th earliest Ice Break on record. Also of note: since 1894, Tucson has never recorded an Ice Break on May 4th or 5th.

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A significant shift evolves starting this weekend. Clouds and winds increase Saturday, followed by a 20-25° temperature drop between Friday and early next week. There is also a slight chance of showers & storms on Tuesday with highs struggling to reach the mid 70s.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Monument Milky Way, captured this morning by Greg McCown in the Ironwood National Monument west of Tucson.

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