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Sep 4, 2012 10:15 PM by John Patrick

Cloud cover and cooler temps limit storm coverage today

TUCSON - So far scattered storms remain east of Tucson this evening.

Cloud cover from early morning showers in Tucson and surrounding areas in Pima County really limited thunderstorm activity this afternoon, according to Meteorologist John Patrick. Where sunny skies started the day scattered storms really took off with most of the Monsoon activity remaining in Graham, Greenlee and Cochise Counties. Storms capable of gusty winds and heavy rain will continue through the early overnight hours mainly for a Tucson-Nogales line and points east.

An active Monsoon pattern will stay in place over the next couple of days. Deep moisture is in place over southern Arizona enough so to support scattered storm chances region wide through Thursday. Heavy flooding rains and strong thunderstorm winds will be the main threats with this week's storms.

Thanks to our storm chances temperatures will remain below average to wrap up this work week. Forecast highs over the next few days will remain in the low to mid 90s. As moisture thins this weekend storm chances go down and temperatures go back up a little closer average.

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