Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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FXUS65 KTWC 210935
AFDTWC

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tucson AZ
235 AM MST Sun May 21 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Above normal high temperatures return to the area today
and will hang around for the next 7 days with Wednesday being the
warmest day of the upcoming week.

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.DISCUSSION...A clear sky prevailed across SE Arizona this morning
which will lead to another bright sunny day with high temperatures
today returning to above normal territory for the first time in
almost a week. Warmer temperatures during the week, peaking on
Wednesday, as high pressure aloft builds over the area. Slightly
cooler with an uptick in winds to end the week as weather systems
pass by to our north. Some mid level moisture will be edging west
across southern NM this afternoon and Monday afternoon cloud build-
ups near the AZ/NM state.

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.AVIATION...Valid thru 22/12Z.
Generally SKC with FEW-SCT clouds AOA 20k ft AGL this afternoon
mainly near the AZ/NM border. SFC wind ELY/SELY 8-12 kts this
morning becoming WLY/NWLY at 10-14 kts this afternoon. Wind speeds
will diminish to less than 10 kts this evening. Aviation discussion
not updated for TAF amendments.

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.FIRE WEATHER...Dry conditions and above normal temperatures will
occur this week. 20-ft winds will generally be at or below 15 mph
with some afternoon gusts due to strong daytime heating through
Tuesday. Slightly elevated west to southwest winds may occur for the
second half of the work week, especially near the Int`l border. A
few spots in the southeast portion of fire weather zone 152 may
reach critical conditions Thursday and Friday.

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

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