Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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FXUS65 KTWC 141605
AFDTWC

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tucson AZ
905 AM MST Sun Jan 14 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Very warm mid-January afternoon temperatures will
continue through the MLK holiday weekend. Mainly dry through the
upcoming week with temperatures well above average. A pattern
change by next weekend should bring much cooler temperatures and
the chance of valley rain and mountain snow Friday night and
Saturday.

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.DISCUSSION...Thin high clouds were over the area this morning
under NW flow aloft as the area is on the front side of an upper
ridge that is along the west coast. These high clouds were in
advance of a more extensive area of high clouds that is over
southern California and northern Baja California this morning.
Will see a gradual increase in high cloud cover today into
tonight. Highs today will be similar to what occurred Saturday.

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.AVIATION...Valid thru 15/12Z.
SCT to lcly BKN cirrus level clouds with SFC winds ELY/SELY less
than 12 kts thru most of valid pd. Aviation discussion not updated
for TAF amendments.

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.FIRE WEATHER...Very warm mid January afternoon temperatures will
continue thru Monday. Expect another round of breezy easterly
winds Tuesday. Otherwise, 20-foot winds will remain terrain driven
at less than 15 mph. Warm and dry conditions will persist through
the coming week before slightly cooler temperatures and a chance
of valley rain and mountain snow will be possible next weekend.

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.TWC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...None.

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