Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: Break time’s over!

Scattered storms return to duty across Southeastern Arizona.

Metro Tucson stands a 40% chance of thunder late this afternoon & this evening, according to 4WARN Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Various high-resolution models indicate 4-8 PM as the primetime for metro storms. The best chance of scattered storms will be east of the Old Pueblo, where a few could be severe.

Primary thunderstorm threats today include locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds over 40 MPH.

Ample moisture and a mid-level disturbance keeps in a 40% chance of scattered storms through Sunday. Daytime highs range from the 100s today to the mid 90s for the 2nd half of the weekend.

Long range computer models hint at a breakdown in the Monsoon pattern next week, shifting high pressure toward Northern Nevada. Storm chances decrease to the isolated hit & miss nature starting Tuesday.

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