Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KTWC 202218
AFDTWC

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tucson AZ
316 PM MST Sat May 20 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Temperatures will begin to trend upward this weekend
into next week under predominantly clear skies. A few storms
possible near far eastern mountains next week.

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.DISCUSSION...Satellite imagery was showing clear skies across the
area today as Arizona remained in between systems. Latest models
continued to advertise a strong ridge of high pressure aloft
building over the region this coming week. This will result in much
warmer daytime temperatures, with highs around the century mark in
the lower deserts Monday into at least Thursday. Medium range models
showed the tail end of a system passing through the region late next
week. This will bring a few showers to the White Mountains but dry
elsewhere. This feature will also bring some elevated winds around
Thursday with slightly cooler temperatures following the passage.

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.AVIATION...Valid thru 22/00Z.
SKC conditions will prevail through the period. SFC wind ELY/SELY 8-
12 kts in the mornings, becoming NWLY at 10-14 kts the afternoon and
evening hours. Aviation discussion not updated for TAF amendments.

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.FIRE WEATHER...Dry and warmer conditions can be expected through at
least next Wednesday with wind speeds general less than 15 mph.
Although, afternoon and early evening gusts can still be expected
due to strong daytime heating. The tail end of a weather system will
bring elevated wind speed late next week.

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

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