Jul 14, 2014 2:14 AM by John Patrick

Multiple monsoon storms slam Tucson

TUCSON - Several strong storms slam the Tucson metro Sunday evening.

The strongest storm moved into the metro around 5:30pm this evening bringing damaging winds in excess of 60mph, hail and extremely heavy rain.

A 66mph wind gusts was recorded at Davis-Monthan with reports of several power poles and trees down in the area. TIA recorded a peak wind gust of 49mph.

A Flash Flood Warning was also issued for the metro with many locations receiving well over an inch of rain.

Davis-Monthan: 1.20"

Craycroft/Golf Links: 1.10"

Irvington/Pantano: 0.94"

Randolph Golf Course: 0.79"

Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue well into the evening hours with a Flood Advisory still in effect for the Tucson metro until 11:15pm. This entire complex of storms will continue its track west overnight bringing pockets of heavy rain and gusty winds into western Pima and Pinal Counties.

High pressure moves into a less favorable position for storm development by the middle of the upcoming workweek and downturn in activity is expected. By Wednesday only a slight chance of isolated storms exists for the valley floors.

Stay up to date with your N4T forecast here.


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