May 8, 2012 11:35 AM
TUCSON - A rare May combination of below average highs and rumbles of thunder.
Low pressure dropping toward Rocky Point influences the weather the next few days, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Not only will this keep daytime highs in the mid 80's today, moisture starts filtering in from the east. Isolated showers & dry thunderstorms are possible this afternoon along the New Mexico border. Areas west of a Douglas-Willcox line should expect mostly sunny skies.
The best chance of isolated showers/storms area-wide appears to be Wednesday, becoming more scattered east of Tucson. Rainfall amounts should stay rather light for the metro with places like Douglas and Safford seeing up to 0.10" rain tomorrow. Once again, dry thunderstorms will be possible, increasing the wildfire threat in the mountains. As low pressure moves away from the state, isolated showers/storms should stay confined near the New Mexico border Thursday.
Enjoy the cooler weather, because the "triple digit train" is heading to town. High pressure builds in for the weekend, with highs Saturday and Sunday at or near 100 degrees metro-wide.