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5th longest dry streak set to end

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TUCSON - Relief on the way for a parched Sonoran Desert.

Remnant moisture from Tropical Storm Bud begins to stream into the state today, according to 4WARN Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Metro Tucson stands a 20% chance for storms this afternoon as highs peak around 103-105°. Nighttime lows bottom out in the mid 70s metro-wide with a 30% chance of showers.

If Tucson receives at least 0.01" rain today, it would bring an end to the 5th longest dry streak on record. Through Wednesday, Tucson has gone 105 straight days without measurable rain.

The bulk of the remnant moisture arrives Friday and Saturday. Friday afternoon features a 40% chance of scattered storms, followed by a 70% chance of rain Friday evening and Saturday morning. Drier air works in from the west Saturday afternoon, allowing widespread rain to wrap up. 

Much of southeastern Arizona may receive 0.50-1.00" rain through Saturday. This could lead to ponding on area roads and a few running washes. No major flooding issues are expected. Rain should easily soak into the ground.

As rain chances go up, temperatures drop. Daytime highs Friday and Saturday reach the upper 80s to low 90s.

Watch Jeff for a complete look at your forecast today on News 4 Tucson at Noon. Follow Jeff's weather updates on FacebookTwitter and his blog.

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