An upper level low just off the coast of Baja California will be tracking just to our south over northern Mexico tomorrow through Wednesday bringing plenty of high clouds with it for possible sunrise and sunset enhancement. Rain chances confined to northern Mexico and maybe southern Cochise county, but we will stay dry here in the metro. Breezy today with ESE winds 10-20 mph gusting to around 30 with a high in the mid 70s. That’s 10 degrees above average for this time of year! The clouds overnight will keep some of the “heat” from escaping into space (echo space… space.. space..) so lows not as low. Upper 40s to start the day tomorrow. That’s about 9 degrees above average for this time of year. Clouds start to thin Tuesday into Wednesday. Highs in the low to mid 70s. Sunny Thursday, Friday and Saturday with highs in the mid 70s and lows in the mid 40s. Enjoy!
A warming trend this weekend as high pressure gains strength over the west. Very pleasant this afternoon after a chilly start (mmm chili). A bit breezy this afternoon with east winds 10-15 mph and gusty and a high near 72. A low will move through Mexico tomorrow giving the southern half of Cochise county a slight chance of light rain. For us it means a bit more of a breeze and a few more clouds for possible sunrise and sunset enhancement and a high near 74ish. Mostly sunny Monday near 70. Mid 70s Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
We survived the near freeze of December 8, 2017! I’m sure plenty of folks dipped to 32 or less, but so far this morning the low at the airport is 36. In national news, my son got snow last night in San Antonio, Texas! Very rare. It also snowed in Houston and into Louisiana and Mississippi. Lucky jerks!Meanwhile, back at the ranch, we are looking for a warming trend into the weekend. Just low 60s today, but low 70s tomorrow. Mid 70s Sunday. Low 70s Monday and Tuesday. Mid 70s Wednesday and Thursday. Enjoy!
Now that’s the definition of rude awakening! Going outside on the deck for a cigar to be met with mid 40 temperatures and wind chills colder than that. I haven’t been that cold in a long time! Now I’m AWAKE! Gusty winds ushering in cold air today. ENE winds gusting to over 30 mph and a high only in the upper 50s. Parkas for sure for us thin blooded southern Arizonans. A RED FLAG WARNING has been issued and is in effect until 4:00 this afternoon so be careful if you are making a fire to stay warm, although I’m thinking your fireplace might be safe. The fun continues tonight as the winds die down and any remaining warmth escapes into space. A FREEZE WARNING has been issued and is in effect from 10:00 tonight until 9:00 tomorrow morning, so be warned, it’s gonna freeze. I would actually let the teenagers sleep inside tonight. Another chilly day tomorrow (mmm chili) with a high near 60, but it won’t feel as cold as today because sans the wind. Warming up this weekend with highs in the low 70s Saturday and mid 70s Sunday. Low 70s Monday. Mid 70s Tuesday and Wednesday.
Pretty much a busted forecast in our favor yesterday. Instead of an expected high of 74 we only managed 63 and we did have some light rain showers in the area. (half the calories of our regular rain) The airport picked up .02″! Hey. Beats a swift kick. The low has moved east and has taken most of the clouds with it. Cool air behind the system is with us and a reinforcing shot of cool air tomorrow will keep us, well, on the cool side for the next several days. Look at those lows! 40 to start the day tomorrow. Mid 30s Friday morning! Upper 30s Saturday morning. Some of the favored cold spots, near washes for example, may see frost or a freeze even. Must be Winter. Warming up into the low 70s Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Enjoy!