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Storm chances rise as Hurricane Odile intesifies

TUCSON - Hurricane Odile taking aim at Baja Mexico and sending moisture our way. Hurricane Odile has rapidly intensified to a category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 135mph. It will pass by the southern tip of Baja tonight where hurricane warnings are currently in effect. Odile is expected to hug the Baja peninsula into this week which is a favorable track to send a surge of moisture into southern Arizona starting Monday night. Isolated storms will be possible as soon as tomorrow afternoon with the best chance for storm development near the international border. As moisture continues increase into the middle of the week so will our storm chances. Scattered showers and storms will be possible beginning Tuesday through Thursday with periods of heavy rain and flash flooding the main concern. Moisture will start to thin out heading into next weekend as an upper level low moves through the region. Storm chances will be confined to the southeast corner of the state by next Saturday. The workweek starts with highs in the mid 90s before struggling to even reach the 90s by Wednesday as our storm chances increase.

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