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Timeline of this week's fall storm, chilly weather on the way

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Today

  • Breezy southwest afternoon winds 10 - 20 MPH with gusts to 25 MPH. 
  • Pockets of blowing dust are possible along I-10 between Picacho Peak and Casa Grande.
  • Temperatures are near average with afternoon highs in lower 90s or upper 80s for most of us.

Wednesday

  • Increasing clouds and slightly cooler temperatures. 
  • The high temperature is expected to only reach the upper 80s and this will be because of the strong wind. 
  • Wind speeds will increase (especially in the afternoon hours) to be between 15 - 35 MPH with gusts to 45 MPH. 
  • These strong southwesterly gusts will likely kick up dust again along the interstate and local roads. 
  • Pollen levels will also shoot up during Wednesday afternoon.

 

Wednesday Night / Thursday Morning

  • Expect the wind to begin to slow down, but the clouds will be increasing. 
  • At this point it looks like we could pick up between a trace and 0.25" of rain depending on where you are. 
  • The best chance for rain will be Thursday morning through the early afternoon. 
  • Overnight low temperatures will stay warm (likely in the upper 50s or lower 60s) because the wind will keep the air mixed, not allowing it to cool off.

 

Thursday

  • Much cooler. Temperatures during the day will only reach the middle 70s.
  • The wind will clam and the skies will clear through the morning and into the afternoon.

 

Thursday night/Friday morning

  • Clear skies lead to a cold night.
  • Tucson thermometers will read in the low 50s and 40s. 
  • Parts of Cochise county could read in the 30s.  

 

Friday & the Weekend

  • Light breezes and cool crisp afternoon. Temperatures will only reach the 70s under mostly sunny skies. 
  • A slight warming trend will take hold this weekend, but temperatures will only reach the 80s under mostly sunny skies.

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