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26Jan/150

Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Soggy Super Bowl week

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - 40% showers. 65°, northeast wind 5-15 MPH.

Tonight - 60% showers. 49°, east-southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow - 40% morning showers. 72°, east-southeast 5-10 MPH.

TODAY'S FORECAST DISCUSSION

Got umbrella? You'll need it this week.

The first of two storm systems arrives today. Scattered showers are possible this afternoon, tapering off late tomorrow morning. Rainfall amounts will range between 0.25-0.50", with the highest amounts possible west of Tucson. Snow levels stay just above mountaintop level.

Highs today reach the low 60's, while overnight lows drop to the upper 40's.

Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon see dry conditions prevail. Storm system #2 is slated to appear in time for Super Bowl Weekend. A few showers are possible late Thursday night, increasing in coverage Friday and Saturday. Super Bowl Sunday may feature a few morning showers.

23Jan/150

Friday’s Tucson Forecast: Blustery weekend, wet start to next week

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Mostly sunny, breezy. 63°, east wind 10-20 MPH.

Tonight - Mostly clear. 38°, southeast wind 5-15 MPH.

Tomorrow - Mostly sunny, breezy. 70°, east wind 10-20 MPH.

TODAY'S FORECAST DISCUSSION

Expect easterly gusts up to 20 MPH this afternoon through Sunday. Daytime highs will range from the low 60's today to the low 70's this weekend. Plenty of sunshine is on tap the next few days.

Lows drop at or below the freezing mark outside of Metro Tucson by daybreak Saturday. This includes Nogales, Douglas and Willcox.

Cloud cover increases Sunday, ahead of a low pressure trough near Baja California. This feature sends a surge of moisture from the tropics into the state early next week. While the timing remains unclear, the best chance of showers will be Monday and Tuesday. Forecast rain totals may approach the 0.25-0.50" range, while snow levels remain above the mountaintops.

22Jan/150

Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: Cool & blustery day on tap

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Mostly sunny, breezy. 61°, east-northeast wind 15-25 MPH.

Tonight - Mostly clear, cool. 36°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Mostly sunny, breezy. 63°, east wind 10-20 MPH.

TODAY'S FORECAST DISCUSSION

A departing cold front leaves behind daytime highs 4-6° below average this afternoon. Expect upper 50's to low 60's across Metro Tucson with gusty east-northeast winds up to 25 MPH. Areas along and east of a Safford-Willcox-Douglas line stand a slight chance at a few showers today.

Overnight lows drop to the 30's the next few nights. Freezing temps appear likely south and east of Tucson. Highs Friday reach the low 60's in Tucson with 70's back in the fold this weekend.

Models continue showing an unsettled stretch of weather early next week, courtesy of a storm system near Baja California. Moisture streams into the state from the tropics, leading to shower chances as early as Monday. Rainfall amounts remain unclear at this time.

21Jan/150

Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Trending cooler & blustery

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Partly cloudy. 72°, west wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight - Clearing, cool. 38°, south wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Mostly sunny, breezy. 61°, northeast wind 10-20 MPH.

TODAY'S FORECAST DISCUSSION

An approaching cold front may develop a few showers across the higher terrain, Graham & Greenlee Counties today. Much of southern Arizona sees partly cloudy skies prevail with temps reaching the low 70's.

The front exits the state tonight. Skies clear & temperatures drop to the 30's by daybreak tomorrow. Gusty winds up to 20 MPH are possible Thursday afternoon, as highs only reach the low 60's in Tucson.

Temperatures return to the 70's by the weekend. Models hint at a storm system moving up from Baja California early next week. This feature may produce some showers across the southwest Monday and Tuesday. Snow levels could be above mountaintop level for southern Arizona.

20Jan/150

Tuesday’s Tucson Forecast: Winter warmth to a late week cool-down

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Mostly sunny. 77°, northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight - Partly cloudy. 45°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow - Partly cloudy. 72°, west wind 10-15 MPH.

TODAY'S FORECAST DISCUSSION

70's now, but 60's looming late week.

High pressure west of the state supplies another run at the upper 70's this afternoon, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Like yesterday, daytime highs run 10-12° above average under mostly sunny skies. Clouds increase overnight as a cold front approaches Arizona.

A few rain/snow showers are possible in Graham & Greenlee Counties tomorrow and early Thursday. Gusty winds develop Thursday afternoon as the cold front exits the state. Highs only reach the low to mid 60's for the end of the work week.

Models hint at a warming trend early next week, with parts of Metro Tucson threatening the 80° mark by Monday.

19Jan/150

Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Nearing 80 degrees in mid-January

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Mostly sunny. 78°, west-northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight - Mostly clear. 44°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Mostly sunny. 77°, northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

TODAY'S FORECAST DISCUSSION

A warm Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

High pressure over northern Baja California drives daytime highs 10-12° above average today. Metro Tucson reaches the mid to upper 70's under mostly sunny skies. Low 80's are possible this afternoon in the western deserts.

Temperatures tomorrow should be rather similar to what we'll experience this afternoon.

A cold front clips the state by mid to late week. Isolated showers & high elevation snow is possible late Wednesday into Thursday east of Tucson. Valley floors should see partly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 60's.

Warmer weather is slated to ensue by the weekend, with the 70's returning by Saturday.

16Jan/150

Friday’s Tucson Forecast: Winter warm-up for the weekend

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Mostly sunny, locally breezy. 71°, east winds 5-15 MPH.

Tonight - Mostly clear. 42°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Mostly sunny. 74°, north wind 5 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

If the above Euro model verifies for next weekend, much of the US could be in for a big cold snap. (WeatherBell)

It's official: last year was the warmest on record for Earth. (NOAA)

Polar Vortex? That's SO 2014. (Capital Weather Gang)

15Jan/150

Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: Back to the 60′s, 70′s and sunshine!

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Sunny. 67°, east wind 5-15 MPH.

Tonight - Clear. 42°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Sunny. 70°, north wind 5-10 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

Amazing to see how many colder cities have seen less snow than Flagstaff this Winter. (Twitter.com/stormchaser4850)

Since last week, a dozen small earthquakes have rumbled in Connecticut. (NBC Connecticut)

Save for some snow in northern Alabama, it's going to be a fairly quiet Thursday across the country. (NWS Huntsville)

14Jan/150

Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Dense fog blankets the Old Pueblo

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - AM fog, partly cloudy. 61°, northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight - Clearing. 42°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow - Sunny. 67°, east-northeast wind 5-15 MPH.

TODAY'S FORECAST DISCUSSION

The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory until 9 AM today. This includes Metro Tucson & southern Pinal County.

Residual moisture left over from yesterday's shower activity has produced widespread fog. Expect visibility less than 1/8th mile at times, including I-10 and I-19. Fog should start to burn off once the sun rises.

Take your time on the roadways this morning. Avoid using high beams, as this will make things harder to see. Leave plenty of distance ahead of you on the roads.

Expect partly cloudy skies this afternoon with highs reaching the low 60's in Tucson. A slight chance of isolated showers is possible east of the metro today.

13Jan/150

Tuesday’s Tucson Forecast: Winter Weather Advisory for the White Mountains

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Partly cloudy. 66°, northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight - Partly cloudy. 44°, south-southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow - Partly cloudy. 64°, north wind 5-10 MPH.

TODAY'S FORECAST DISCUSSION

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the White Mountains of Graham and Greenlee Counties. This is in effect until 5 AM Wednesday, including Hannagan Meadow.

A cold front clips the eastern portion of the state today. While a few sprinkles may develop in Tucson, the best chance of valley rain & mountain snow will be from Oracle and points east.

Up to 8" snow is possible for the White Mountains over the next 24 hours. Mount Lemmon may see 1-2" snow above 7,000 feet.

As the cold front exits the state tomorrow, there is a slight chance of a few showers east of Tucson. Highs reach the mid 60's under partly cloudy skies. High pressure sets up over the eastern Pacific later this week, driving daytime highs into the 70's for the upcoming weekend.