Monsoon 2013

Aug 18, 2013 10:09 PM by John Patrick

August heat wave brews more storms

TUCSON - Today marks three straight days with record breaking heat in Tucson.

The Old Pueblo made it to 107 this afternoon passing the previous record high of 106 which was set back in 1987. At least the heat was short lived as clouds and storms rolled in bringing a lucky few across the metro a quick downpour. Most of the rain was confined to the west side of the Old Pueblo with a few totals below:

Ruthrauff and La Cholla: 0.16"

Santa Cruz River at Ina: 0.24"

Vahala Park in Avra Valley: 0.28"

CDO at Ina: 0.39"

Isolated hit and miss storms are in the forecast for Monday afternoon with slightly better chances region wide on Tuesday. The biggest threats with the storms that do develop will be strong winds and heavy downpours.

Daytime highs will slowly get closer to more seasonal levels later this week with at least a daily shot of isolated storms. Stay with News 4 Tucson on-air and on-line for further Monsoon Storm Alert updates. Track the storms with our Interactive Radar & get severe weather alerts on your phone by texting "MONSOON" to 95990.


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