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23Oct/140

Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: Warm streak starts today

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Mostly sunny. 91°, north wind 5 MPH.

Tonight - Clear skies. 63°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Sunny, warm. 94°, north wind 5 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

If you want to channel your inner weather geek, check out some of the imagery of the nor'easter lashing New England. (Capital Weather Gang)

Partial solar eclipse happening this afternoon. Here's everything you need to know. (News 4 Tucson)

Wednesday's high was 89°. At that temperature in the sun, it takes 10 mins for the interior of a car to reach 109°. (News 4 Tucson)

A hurricane briefly helped wind power overtake nuke power in the U.K. (The Vane)

22Oct/140

Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Fall-like temps still several days away

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Sunny. 88°, north wind 5 MPH.

Tonight - Clear skies. 63°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Sunny. 91°, north wind 5 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

I fully endorse this - using lightning density to determine the start date for the Monsoon in Arizona. (Twitter.com/wxphx)

Partial solar eclipse happening tomorrow around 2:30 PM. Watch it live here. (UA Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter)

Farmer's Almanac released their Winter forecast. Take it with a very tiny grain of salt. (Farmer's Almanac)

21Oct/140

Tuesday’s Tucson Forecast: Where’s Fall?

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Mostly sunny. 87°, north wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight - Clear, mild. 64°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow - Sunny. 89°, north wind 5 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

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Pacific Northwest & New England slated for a Fall soaking the next 48 hours. (NWS)

Interesting: ASU researchers have discovered that Phoenix could decrease its temperature by 4° if private and public entities add 4 million trees. (AZCentral.com)

20Oct/140

Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Slight shower chance today, late week warm-up looms

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Mostly sunny, a stray shower. 85°, northeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight - Mostly clear skies. 62°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Mostly sunny. 87°, north wind 5 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

Courtesy: NWS Tucson

New severe weather outlook categories start Wednesday. Good to see the "SEE TEXT" go away. (Storm Prediction Center)

Global temp through the first 9 months of 2014 ties as a record high. (NOAA)

Remember Gonzalo? It's well past Bermuda and set to impact the UK. (BBC)

17Oct/140

Friday’s Tucson Forecast: A few showers to wrap the work week

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Isolated showers. 87°, west-northwest wind 5 MPH.

Tonight - Mostly clear. 61°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow - Mostly sunny. 89°, west wind 5-10 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER SYNOPSIS

If you're out around lunchtime today, you may have to dodge a few raindrops.

A weak storm system touches off a slight shower chance through mid-day. Highs reach the mid to upper 80's this afternoon under partly cloudy skies. Cloud cover erodes by the evening hours.

This weekend features partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 80's. Mountaintops & areas east of Tucson may see a few showers Sunday and Monday.

Drier weather commences for much of next week with temperatures returning to the mid 80's, which is typical for late October.

16Oct/140

Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: Autumn warmth continues across Arizona

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Mostly sunny, warm. 91°, west-northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight - Mostly clear. 63°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Partly cloudy. 89°, west-northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

Category 4 Hurricane Gonzalo 24 hours away from major impact on Bermuda. (The Weather Channel)

NOAA releases its Winter outlook. Don't bet the farm on above average precip in Arizona, thanks to a weak El Nino. (NOAA)

The blizzard in Nepal is the tail end of Cyclone Hudhud, which hit the Indian coast a few days ago. (USA Today)

10Oct/140

Friday’s Tucson Forecast: Chamber of Commerce weather for a busy weekend downtown

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Mostly sunny. 85°, west-northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight - Mostly clear. 62°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Mostly sunny. 89°, west-northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER SYNOPSIS

A lot of sun & a lot of warmth for a lot of downtown events the next few days.

A weak storm system clips the northern portion of the state. While a few showers may pop up today & tomorrow in the White Mountains, southern Arizona sees little weather of significance from this feature. Highs today reach the mid 80's under mostly sunny skies.

Lows tonight drop to the low 60's, with no fog issues expected outside of Metro Tucson.

High pressure works its way toward the state this weekend & early next week, locking in ample sunshine and high temps near the 90° mark. Saturday and Sunday features upper 80's for high temps with light winds. 90's make a return to the thermometer Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

9Oct/140

Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: Showers tapering off, weekend warm-up looming

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Isolated showers. 81°, west-northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight - Partly cloudy, patchy fog. 61°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Mostly sunny. 86°, west-northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER SYNOPSIS

One more cool, cloudy day in the Old Pueblo.

A low pressure trough sweeps across the state today. Enough lingering moisture may lead to a slight chance of isolated showers this afternoon. Daytime highs reach the low 80's in Tucson, running 6-8° below average.

Patchy fog is possible during the overnight hours. Watch out for reduced visibility in some low-lying areas by daybreak Friday.

A weak storm system clips the northern part of the state heading into the weekend, bringing a slight chance of showers to the White Mountains. Valley floors of southern Arizona dry out and heat up, with mid 80's for highs Friday & upper 80's Saturday.

High pressure off the West Coast keeps plenty of sunshine in the forecast next week as temps near the 90° mark.

8Oct/140

Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Simon delivers showers, cooler temps

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Scattered showers. 80°, west-northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight - Isolated showers. 66°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow - Isolated showers. 84°, west-northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER SYNOPSIS

The remnants of Simon look to deliver some much needed rain the next 24 hours.

Scattered showers are possible across southeastern Arizona. The main band of showers looks to arrive in Tucson by late morning, pushing into Cochise/Graham/Greenlee Counties by early afternoon. Areas west of Tucson stand a better chance of widespread showers & a few storms. Highs today will struggle to reach the 70's and 80's.

Showers taper off to the isolated variety this evening. 0.25-0.75" rain is possible for Metro Tucson, with higher amounts in western Pima County.

A few lingering showers may redevelop tomorrow afternoon, but drier air returns warmer weather in short order. Mid to upper 80's are in the forecast Friday, with sunshine and 90's back for the weekend.

7Oct/140

Tuesday’s Tucson Forecast: What will Simon bring to southern Arizona?

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Mostly cloudy. 88°, west-northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight - Isolated showers. 68°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Scattered showers. 86°, west-northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

THE LATEST ON SIMON

As of 8 AM, Simon remains a weak tropical storm with sustained winds of 40 MPH. Simon is expected to rapidly weaken in the colder waters off Baja California, becoming a remnant low late tonight. The path Simon's remnants take remains unclear, with the most likely scenario being a track across western Arizona.

If this path holds true, the heaviest rainfall with Simon's remnants between late tonight and Wednesday will be across western Pima County. Isolated showers are possible south/west of Tucson this afternoon, with slight shower chances for southern Arizona by tonight. Scattered showers are possible tomorrow, especially west of Metro Tucson with highs in the mid 80's.

A few lingering showers may develop Thursday, but most of the area stays dry. More sunshine and warmer temps arrive by the weekend.