Jul 23, 2014 11:22 AM by Jeff Beamish

Monsoon storms make a comeback

TUCSON - After a sultry morning, the atmosphere looks primed for the most active Monsoon day of the work week.

Ample moisture and a forcing mechanism known as a convergence zone leads to scattered storms this afternoon, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. The best chance for storms today will be along and west of a Safford-Bisbee line. Storms will be capable of gusty winds and blowing dust.

Before the thunder rolls, Tucson reaches 106° this afternoon. This will be the 47th 100° day of 2014.

Storm chances dwindle to the isolated variety tomorrow and Friday with highs peaking in the 104-106° range. Models indicate an uptick in storm activity Saturday as a mid-level disturbance swings in from the east. Scattered storms are possible Saturday afternoon & evening.

Watch Jeff for a complete look at your News 4 Tucson forecast today at noon. Click here to track today's storms with the News 4 Tucson Interactive Weather Map.


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