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Aug 18, 2012 9:32 PM by John Patrick

Saturday's storms stay east

TUCSON - Monsoon storms remained south and east of Tucson to start the weekend.

Thunderstorms took a little break from Pima County this afternoon as most of the activity remains in Cochise County, according to Meteorologist John Patrick. The strongest storms are still pushing north to south along the AZ/NM state line and are capable of producing over 0.50" of rain, gusty winds and frequent lightning. Showers and storms will start to taper off late this evening only to pick up once again tomorrow afternoon.

Enough moisture hangs around to support another chance of scattered storms for Southern Arizona to wrap up the weekend. We'll have to watch for locally heavy rain leading to flooding issues especially in Santa Cruz County. Monday looks like a down day for storms before the activity starts to pick up once again by the middle of next week.

Daytime highs have remained below average for the past three days with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s for most of Southern Arizona. That trend should stick around as forecast highs remain in the mid 90s for the Old Pueblo over the next several days.

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