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Catalina Foothills, AZ

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Sunrise 6:45AMSunset 6:24PM Thursday March 4, 2021 5:24 PM MST (00:24 UTC) Moonrise 12:00AMMoonset 10:25AM Illumination 62% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 21 days in cycle
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Catalina Foothills, AZ
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Area Discussion for - Tucson, AZ
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FXUS65 KTWC 042238 AFDTWC

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Tucson AZ 338 PM MST Thu Mar 4 2021

SYNOPSIS. Short-lived cooldown today in the wake of the weather system that brought strong and gusty winds to the area yesterday. High pressure aloft will result in well above normal high temperatures Friday into the weekend. Thereafter, a series of weather systems could bring some unsettled weather conditions next week.

DISCUSSION. Cool day in wake of yesterdays windy day. Afternoon temperatures were running 10 to 18 degrees cooler than Wednesday. High clouds have been pushing in from the SW today, which will continue into the overnight hours.

Cool down lasts one day with big rebound in high temperatures on Friday with little change on Saturday then warmer again on Sunday, which will likely be the warmest day in this 7 day forecast. See the climate section below for Tucson info. Easterly winds will be around Friday and Saturday.

Cooler to start next week then an unsettled pattern will set in that will bring below normal high temperatures, gusty winds at times and a slight chance of precipitation as a series of weather system pass through the region. At this time any precipitation looks to be on the light side.

AVIATION. Valid through 06/00Z. High clouds AOA 25k ft MSL this afternoon into Friday morning with SKC skies thereafter. SFC winds N/NW 8-12 kts at KTUS/KOLS and 12-18 kts east of KTUS/KOLS with gusts up to 25 kts, diminishing to 10 kts or less after 05/03Z. After 05/06Z winds will be E/SE 5-10 kts through the end of the forecast period. Aviation discussion not updated for TAF amendments.

FIRE WEATHER. Dry conditions are expected into the middle of next week with just a slight chance for precip in the White Mountains Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures will be warm Friday through Monday with highs 7-12 degrees above normal this weekend. Expect some increased west to northwest breezes this afternoon, especially east of Tucson. Winds then shift to easterly Friday through Saturday morning with some elevated wind speeds possible from Tucson eastward. Normal diurnal wind trends return Saturday afternoon through Sunday with afternoon breezes increasing again Monday and Tuesday.

CLIMATE. The warmest high of 2021 for Tucson is likely on Sunday with the first 85 degree high of 2021 at the Tucson airport. The only fly in the ointment is how much high clouds will be around. Confidence has increased for the first 85 in Tucson which the current forecast reflects. The 1981-2010 normal period first 85 degree high date in Tucson is March 5.

TWC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.



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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AZ8 mi26 minNW 1410.00 miFair64°F33°F32%1019.9 hPa
Tucson, Tucson International Airport, AZ12 mi31 minN 11 G 2010.00 miFair66°F35°F32%1020 hPa
Tucson Ryan Field Airport, AZ17 mi1.7 hrsNW 1010.00 miFair68°F32°F26%1022.7 hPa

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