Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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FXUS65 KTWC 051010

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tucson AZ
310 AM MST Mon Dec 5 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A weather system moving northeast of the area may bring
a few rain and snow showers to the White Mountains tonight into
Wednesday. Otherwise dry conditions will prevail into the upcoming
weekend. Above normal temperatures will prevail for most of the next
week, except for Wednesday and Thursday.


.DISCUSSION...Scattered high clouds passing through the state this
morning under westerly flow aloft. Highs today will be several
degrees warmer than Sunday.

High clouds will continue to pass through tonight into Tuesday as a
weather system moves into the Great basin. As this system passes by
to our north, it will bring a slight chance of rain or snow showers
to the White Mountains Tuesday night into Wednesday. Tuesday`s highs
will be similar to today then cooler air moves in Wednesday and
Thursday. Another system passing by to the north may bring a slight
chance of rain and snow showers to the White mountains on Sunday.


.AVIATION...Valid through 06/12Z.
Cirrus level clouds will move across the area under W-NW flow aloft
thru the pd. Sfc wind mainly less than 10 kts this morning bcmg W-SW
this afternoon 8-12 kts with ocnl gusts to 20 kts. Variable wind
less than 10 kts after sunset. Aviation discussion not updated for
TAF amendments.


.FIRE WEATHER...There is a slight chance of rain and snow showers
across the White Mountains Tuesday night and Wednesday. Otherwise,
dry conditions will continue into the upcoming weekend. 20-ft winds
will be gusty around 15 to 20 mph from the southwest on Tuesday,
with winds becoming easterly on Thursday and Friday. 20-foot winds
will mainly follow terrain at less than 15 mph at other times.





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