Jul 8, 2012 10:13 PM
TUCSON - Showers and thunderstorms starting to wind down as the weekend makes its close.
We got an early start this afternoon with thunderstorms firing up in Pima County around noon. Unfortunately we couldn't get a good soaker to push through the entire metro area but at least today wasn't a complete bust. The strongest storms pushed into the Catalina Foothills this afternoon dropping a quick 0.10" at some of the weather stations in that area with locally higher amounts. Officially at TIA we recorded a whopping 0.02" bringing our Monsoon storm total to 1.20" on the year. On average from June 15 through today we see 0.50" so we are still off to a decent start to the Monsoon.
The best storm chances shift east to start the work week as we hang onto just a slight chance to see storms make it to the metro area. Better storm chances area wide come Wednesday and Thursday as the moisture continues to increase across the region. An upper level disturbance is also forecasted to move through during this time period adding a little extra uplift to get these storms firing up.
Daytime highs will be a few degrees above average to start the work week putting us near 105 in the Old Pueblo. As moisture and thunderstorm chances increase by the middle of the week daytime highs will drop a little closer to average at around 100.