TUCSON – With only a few days remaining in November, it seems likely that the month will go into the record books as slightly cooler than average.
October was also cooler than average. The last time Tucson strung together consecutive months with below average temperatures was November 2015 – January 2016. It’s a tight race but with a big pattern change arriving the last day of the month, odds favor another below average.
High pressure will result in mostly sunny and warm conditions Wednesday as highs warm well above average into the mid 70s. Thursday begins warm but then we track a cold front barreling down from the north. This front will pick up our winds and give us the best rain chance we’ve seen in almost a month. Most of our forecast tools indicate light rain – up to a 1/4″ with 1-3″ of snow for Mt. Lemmon.
Rain is likely early Friday morning and highs will top off only into the low 60s. This cooler air mass will stick around through the entire weekend and another shot of light rain is possible through Monday. Sunday through Tuesday look very cold as temperatures struggle to get out of the mid-to-upper 50s.
Snow levels will come crashing to 4500′ early Sunday morning, and some of the higher towns in the region could pick up a dusting of snow.
The Climate Prediction Center keeps well below average temperatures around for much of next week as well.
So giddy up Rudolph, it’s beginning to look – and feel – a lot like Christmas.