Aug 11, 2012 10:10 PM
TUCSON - Storms help Tucson avoid a record breaking high.
An early afternoon thunderstorm that pushed through Tucson assisted in keeping daytime highs just shy of the record, according to Meteorologist John Patrick. Tucson International was still able to reach 105 for the sixth straight day but the record of 108 that was set in 1993 still stands. As the storm moved over the south side TIA picked up a quick 0.10" by about 1:30pm. Monsoon rainfall totals now sit at 4.59" more than 1" above average from June 15 through today.
Temperatures will continue to rise over the next couple of days with forecast highs at 109 for both Sunday and Monday. If these temperatures are reached they will break the record highs that have been standing since the 90's. Amidst the high heat for Sunday and Monday isolated storms will still be possible.
Moisture increases over the next several days as high pressure sets up in a more favorable position. Our storm chances will go from isolated to scattered by the middle of the upcoming work week.