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Record heat, dust, wind & rain rock Metro Tucson as monsoon 2018 roars back

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TUCSON - Excessive heat, blowing dust, rain and wind were all seen across SE Arizona on Thursday. 

Tucson International Airport quickly heated up to 111 degrees today - not only tying a record high - but reaching the hottest temperature reported all Summer long. 

Scattered showers and thunderstorms developed today and gusty winds knocked down trees and other large objects in Metro Tucson. A large Dust Storm was caught on video roaring into the South Valley of Phoenix. 

Meanwhile, Tucson International Airport picked up 0.13" of rain as afternoon storms rolled through. 

Chief Meteorologist Matt Brode says less heat is in the forecast tomorrow but strong east winds will result in a Wind Advisory for Friday. Winds could gust to 35 mph throughout the day. 

Friday should feature less storm coverage with gusty winds, but the monsoon will be back late into the weekend and into next week. Storm chances will rise to 40% by next Monday. Weekend storm chances will range from 10% on Saturday to 20% on Sunday. High temperatures will also lower to seasonal averages. 

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