Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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FXUS65 KTWC 270347
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
847 PM MST MON JAN 26 2015

.SYNOPSIS...LOW PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTHEAST
TONIGHT...TAKING CLOUDS AND SHOWERS AWAY FROM SOUTHEAST ARIZONA.
AFTER A MILD AND SUNNY WEDNESDAY...CLOUDS WILL INCREASE AGAIN
THURSDAY IN ADVANCE OF A MORE POTENT WEATHER SYSTEM WHICH WILL BRING
VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW TO THE ARE LATE THURSDAY INTO THE
WEEKEND.

&&

.DISCUSSION...STILL LOOKING AT SOME RAIN SHOWERS ACROSS THE AREA
WHICH SHOULD EVENTUALLY DECREASE IN COVERAGE AND CLEAR LATER
TONIGHT. CURRENT FORECAST WAS HANDLING THESE TRENDS WELL...SO NO
UPDATES NECESSARY THIS EVENING. PLEASE REFER TO THE ADDITIONAL
SECTIONS FOR MORE DETAILS.

&&

.AVIATION...VALID THRU 28/06Z.
SCATTERED -SHRA WILL OCCUR ACROSS SE AZ THRU 27/06Z AFTER WHICH
-SHRA SHOULD END FROM SW TO NE THRU MID-MORNING. OCCASIONAL MVFR
CONDITIONS AND CEILINGS AS LOW AS 4K FT MAY OCCUR NEAR -SHRA. MVFR
VSBYS IN BR AND MT OBSCURATIONS ARE POSSIBLE AFTER DARK INTO TUESDAY
MORNING. EASTERLY SFC WINDS AT 8-12 KTS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH
MID-MORNING TUESDAY WITH DIURNAL TRENDS RESUMING AT ALL TERMINALS
THEREAFTER. AVIATION DISCUSSION NOT UPDATED FOR TAF AMENDMENTS.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL OCCUR ACROSS MUCH OF
THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON WITH SPEEDS IN THE 10-15 MPH RANGE...WITH A
FEW HIGHER GUSTS POSSIBLE. SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL BE ENDING FROM
SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST TONIGHT. DRY WEATHER WILL RETURN TUESDAY
THROUGH THURSDAY BEFORE ANOTHER PACIFIC STORM BRINGS A GOOD CHANCE
OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS LATE THURSDAY INTO NEXT
WEEKEND. GUSTY SOUTHEAST WINDS MAY OCCUR THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND
THURSDAY NIGHT AHEAD OF THIS NEXT SYSTEM...ESPECIALLY FOR THE GILA
RIVER VALLEY AND LOCATIONS ADJACENT THE NM BORDER.

&&

.TWC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...NONE.

&&

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PREV DISCUSSION...DROZD
AVIATION/FIRE WEATHER...FRENCH








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