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Storm chances on the rise

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TUCSON - It's not a great chance of rain, but odds are increasing later this week.

Before the slight storm chance comes the heat, according to 4WARN Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. High pressure parked over western New Mexico allows daytime highs to reach the 106-108° range for Metro Tucson the next few days. Much of southern Arizona today reaches the century mark under ample sunshine.

Later this week, high pressure moves away from the state and winds aloft shift to the southeast. As a result, Monsoon moisture funnels into the southern portion of the state. Isolated storms are possible for the Old Pueblo Friday and Saturday. Favored areas for storms will be south and east of Tucson.

While storms will be more miss than hit, a few could produce gusty winds and blowing dust.

With rain chances on the rise, temperatures decrease. Highs for the upcoming weekend reach the upper 90s. Triple digit heat may settle back in early next week.

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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