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Jun 16, 2012 10:00 AM

Isolated thunderstorms expected today

TUCSON - Moisture increase into southern Arizona should support isolated thunderstorm activity later this afternoon.

A low pressure system off the Baja coast will draw in enough moisture to see a chance of thunderstorms fire up in the higher elevations east of the Tucson metro area, according to Meteorologist John Patrick. These thunderstorms are expected to have light to moderate rain associated with them but as with any thunderstorm gusty winds could also develop. As outflow winds from thunderstorms expand so does the possibility of seeing blowing dust across southern Arizona. If you are on the roadways and run into a dust storm pull over, turn off your lights, set the emergency brake and let it pass. Once again we will have to keep the mention of an isolated thunderstorm around for the Arizona and New Mexico border on Sunday.

High heat also returns by Father's Day Sunday with forecast highs nearing 105 for the Old Pueblo. As high pressure settles in this upcoming week the temperatures continue to rise. All of next week seems to bring sunny and hot conditions above the 105 mark. Make sure to drink plenty of water and limit the daytime activities as we bring in the first official days of summer starting Wednesday.

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