Posted 8:48 AM 7/18/2012 : A mid-week Monsoon shutdown
TUCSON - Monsoon 2012 is taking a few vacation days.
Dry air moving in from the southwest shuts down storm chances, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Only isolated mountain storms are possible today as daytime highs reach the upper 90's in the Tucson metro.
Today's Monsoon Prediction Index is at 1, due to the low chance of storms.
Another quiet day is in store tomorrow with storms once again staying confined to the mountaintops. Daytime highs Thursday return to the triple digits from Tucson and points west. This would end our stretch of temps under 100 degrees, which would stand at 6 days.
Monsoon moisture returns Friday, as high pressure on the Front Range of the Rockies sets up a southeasterly flow aloft. Isolated storms are expected Friday through the weekend, with Saturday setting up to be the most active day of the next 7.
For a complete look at Jeff's True View 4 extended forecast, visit KVOA.com/weather. Text MONSOON to 95990 for daily forecast updates and severe weather alerts directly to your cell phone.
According to the National Weather Service, this has been the 2nd wettest start to the Monsoon in Tucson's history. To read more about that and see how the Monsoon has started off for all of southern Arizona, visit Jeff's Weather Blog by clicking here.
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