Aug 4, 2014 5:31 PM by Matt Brode

Monday monsoon update

TUCSON - The monsoon is known to ebb and flow and for much of the week ahead we are seeing more in the way of an ebb.

High pressure has retreated to the southeast and a trough in the west is putting our region under a southwesterly wind flow. This flow typically brings dry air to the area quelling storm chances.

Enough moisture is still in place for a few storms, but they will be well to the east of Tucson and mainly in the higher terrain. By Tuesday, even more drying will occur.

Dry air warms more efficiently so highs will be a few degrees above average for this time of year and triple digits are back in the forecast for the middle of the week.

High pressure will build in a more favorable position by the end of the work-week and into the weekend and storm chances will be back on the rise.


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