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Jul 2, 2012 12:22 AM

Monsoon storms make their return

TUCSON - After a weekend break Monsoon moisture makes a big return this week.

For most of Southern Arizona Sunday was another down day for thunderstorm activity, according to Meteorologist John Patrick. That is unless you caught one of the isolated storms that fired up in Cochise or Santa Cruz Counties. Nogales recorded 0.06" and strong wind gusts while the Elfrida area saw their own strong winds and blowing dust. As for Tucson if you were up early enough this morning you may have caught the sprinkle that passed through the Old Pueblo. Officially TIA recorded a trace rain around 5-6am but that wasn't enough to keep the temperatures down today as it was another scorcher at 105.

Abundant moisture moves in to the region starting Monday with enough to support isolated thunderstorms. A low pressure disturbance is forecast to move through the area on Tuesday and the 4th of July with enough moisture and instability to support scattered thunderstorms. It will be possible for some of these storms to turn severe with heavy rain and strong wind gusts. Thunderstorm activity is expected to keep temperatures in the 90's for the middle of the week.


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