Tuesday’s Tucson Forecast: Elevated wildfire danger continues

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

Today – Mostly sunny, breezy. 76°, west wind 15-25 MPH.

Tonight – Clear. 53°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, breezy. 85°, west wind 10-20 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Eastern Cochise, Graham & Greenlee Counties. This is in effect today from 11 AM until 7 PM. Outdoor burning is not recommended for the towns of Bisbee, Douglas, Willcox, Safford and Clifton.

A strong cold front plows through the state this afternoon. Temperatures today run 15° below average, as Metro Tucson peaks in the mid 70s for highs. Expect west winds around 15-25 MPH between late morning and early evening. Stronger gusts are possible east of Tucson, where patchy blowing dust may develop.

There is a slight chance at an isolated shower or two in Northern Cochise, Graham & Greenlee Counties through this evening.

Another storm system cranks up the breezes tomorrow and Thursday. Afternoon highs begin to warm up, ranging from the mid 80s tomorrow to the low 90s Saturday. High pressure regains control of the weather early next week, driving temperatures toward the mid 90s in Tucson.

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