Jul 22, 2014 5:54 PM by Matt Brode
TUCSON - Sharply hotter temperatures were felt across Southern Arizona today as high pressure once again suppressed storm formation.
This heat will climax Wednesday and Thursday as highs come dangerously close to record levels; which are 109 for both days. Enough moisture will be around Wednesday for isolated to scattered storms. Storm formation could stave the record heat away. Drier air arrives back for Thursday giving the region the hottest day.
A more favorable monsoon pattern sets up by Friday and even more so for the weekend. This pattern will help trigger a better chance and greater coverage of thunderstorms. Temperatures will lower closer to seasonal averages for late July.