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19Sep/140

Friday’s Tucson Forecast: Slight storm chances for the final weekend of Summer

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Isolated storms. 90°, west-northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight - Partly cloudy, a stray shower. 72°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Isolated storms. 92°, west-southwest wind 5-10 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

Courtesy: National Hurricane Center

Will Polo elevate southern Arizona storm chances next week? Doesn't appear so at this point. (National Hurricane Center)

Metro Houston gullywashed this morning thanks to remnant Odile moisture (KHOU)

First-ever weather instrument to dock on International Space Station (Capital Weather Gang)

18Sep/140

Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: Odile busts in the Old Pueblo, flooding continues in Santa Cruz/Cochise Counties

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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TODAY'S OUTLOOK

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the San Pedro River valley in southwestern Cochise County until 4:15 PM. In addition, a Flood Warning remains in place for the Santa Cruz River in Santa Cruz County until 1:30 PM & a Flood Advisory will expire at 2:00 PM for much of Cochise County.

Runoff from 2-5" rain will continue much of the day south & east of Tucson. As of 8:30 AM, the San Pedro River near Palominas was at 18.64 feet, but not overtopping the highway 92 bridge.

Persons along the San Pedro River valley should be on standby to move to higher ground as the river continues its slow rise.

Isolated showers & storms are possible this afternoon across southeastern Arizona. Activity won't be widespread & should taper off this evening. Expect patchy fog during the overnight hours.

A slight chance of storms remains in the forecast through the middle of next week, with activity expected to be more miss than hit.

17Sep/140

Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: High flood risk next 18 hours

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE STORM BREAKDOWN

As of 8 AM, Odile remains a tropical storm with landfall southeast of Rocky Point by late morning. Odile arrives as either a tropical depression or remnant low pressure center late tonight into southern Arizona.

Expect bands of moderate to heavy rainfall the next 18 hours, the bulk of which arrive this afternoon. 2-4" of widespread rainfall are possible through tomorrow, with isolated 5"+ amounts expected. Heaviest rains look to be from Metro Tucson, Nogales and points east.

Showers and storms should begin to taper off Thursday morning, with a Flash Flood Watch expiring late tomorrow afternoon.

Law enforcement is warning of potentially deadly flash flooding in local washes and roadways. Do not cross flooded areas even if there are no barricades. Remember, "turn around, don't drown."

The U.S. Geological Survey is concerned that local bridges have a higher risk of collapse because Tucson's rivers don't get a constant flow of water. All bridges are being closely monitored.

Stay with News 4 Tucson for the latest Storm Alert updates. Click here to track the rain with our Interactive Weather Map.

16Sep/141

Tuesday’s Tucson Forecast: Historic flood potential the next 72 hours

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Scattered late day storms. 88°, east-southeast wind 10-20 MPH.

Tonight - Scattered storms through the overnight. 71°, southeast wind 10-15 MPH.

Tomorrow - Numerous late day storms. 86°, south-southwest wind 10-20 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

Watching a new tropical storm in the eastern Pacific. Polo may impact Cabo San Lucas. (National Hurricane Center)

Meanwhile, Edouard becomes the Atlantic's first major hurricane of 2014. No threat to land. (National Hurricane Center)

Wildfires rage on in California, aided by gusty winds and record heat. (USA Today)

15Sep/140

Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Odile possibly a big deal for southern Arizona this week

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Isolated storms. 96°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight - Isolated storms. 76°, southeast wind 10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Scattered storms. 90°, east wind 5-10 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

Odile ties Olivia in 1967 for the strongest hurricane to make landfall in Baja California Sur. (Capital Weather Gang)

Hundreds flee as wildfires break out again in California. (Los Angeles Times)

Antarctic sea ice extent could break an all-time record for the satellite era in the next few days. (Twitter.com/wx8)

12Sep/140

Friday’s Tucson Forecast: Slight storm chance outside of metro today

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Partly cloudy, a stray sprinkle. 99°, east wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight - Mostly clear, breezy. 75°, east-southeast wind 10-20 MPH.

Tomorrow - Mostly sunny. 96°, east wind 5-15 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

Courtesy: Twitter.com/9NEWS

Snow way! Flakes fly this morning across portions of Colorado/Wyoming. (9 News)

Summer 2014 goes down as the coolest since 2009 across the United States. (NOAA)

Odile remains a tropical storm, slated to stay off Baja coast next week. (National Hurricane Center)

11Sep/140

Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: September flirtation with triple digits

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Mostly sunny. 97°, west-northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight - Clear. 74°, southeast wind 10-15 MPH.

Tomorrow - Partly cloudy. 99°, east wind 5-10 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

New Arizona drought stats show a 27% drop in severe drought status since early June. (US Drought Monitor)

0.9" snow in East Rapid City, SD today, making for the earliest snowfall on record. (NWS Rapid City)

Major flooding in Memphis this morning, closing schools & swamping roadways. (WMC Action News)

10Sep/140

Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Warming up through the weekend, storms back next week?

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Mostly sunny. 93°, west-northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight - Mostly clear. 72°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Mostly sunny, warmer. 97°, west-northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

This Vine video showing lightning from space is the coolest thing I've seen this week. (Twitter.com/Astro_Reid)

Meanwhile, it's snowing heavily in Calgary & we could see flakes in the Rockies. (Capital Weather Gang)

This week marks the 1 year anniversary of the catastrophic flooding in Colorado. (NWS Denver)

9Sep/140

Tuesday’s Tucson Forecast: Calm after Monday’s Monsoon madness

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Partly cloudy. 92°, west wind 10 MPH.

Tonight - Mostly clear. 73°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow - Mostly sunny. 93°, west-northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

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The amount of water moving through the Santa Cruz River yesterday was ridiculous. From last night's 5 PM newscast.

Photos from yesterday's Monsoon madness across the Southwest. (NBC News)

Another in a growing list of examples of checking the source for that long-range, headline grabbing forecast. (KSHB)

8Sep/140

Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Flood threat increasing across southern Arizona

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Numerous storms, locally heavy rain. 90°, west-southwest wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight - Partly cloudy after midnight. 72°, south-southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow - Isolated storms. 92°, west wind 10-15 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

All-time one day rainfall record shattered this morning in Phoenix. (12 News)

Hello Winter? Forecast wind chill temperatures later this week in Minnesota. (KARE 11 News)

Firefighters making gains on a fire burning in Yosemite National Park. (NBC News)