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Aug 11, 2012 11:00 AM

August heats up

TUCSON - Daytime highs will once again soar over ten degrees above average today as this August heat wave continues.

Temperatures for Saturday are set to hit 108 for only the fourth time this year, according to Meteorologist John Patrick. If 108 is reached today it will tie the record high which was set back 1993. Daytime highs have gradually risen since the start of the month and today will be the sixth straight day with temperatures above 105. The heat isn't stopping here as highs will remain in the 107-110 range through next Tuesday.

Isolated Monsoon storms possible this afternoon for Southern Arizona. Storms will once again be capable of producing strong wind gusts and periods of heavy rain. Moisture slowly increases over the next several days bringing better storm chances by Monday. By mid week tropical moisture from Mexico is forecast to move in making for and active Monsoon pattern.

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