Posted: Jun 29, 2013 8:37 PM by John Patrick
Updated: Jun 29, 2013 9:16 PM
TUCSON - Tucson records second straight high at or above 110 degrees.
The Old Pueblo topped 112 degrees this afternoon making it the hottest day since June 27, 2011. According to Meteorologist John Patrick, an Excessive Heat Warning is still in effect for Tucson and points west until Sunday evening at 9pm meaning another day near 110 degrees. If we are able to hit 110 on Sunday afternoon it will be longest consecutive stretch of 110s since 1995.
Despite the heat today we had some signs of the monsoon starting to get its act together. A few decaying storms over the Catalinas and Rincons were able to kick our winds up to the 35-40mph range bringing the blowing dust with it. We even had a few sprinkles able to make it to the ground throughout some parts of the metro.
Moisture is on the rise heading into next week bringing another chance of isolated storms as soon Sunday afternoon. Meteorologist John Patrick thinks the monsoon activity starts to ramp up heading into Tuesday and Wednesday bringing scattered storms into the forecast.
As our moisture increases and storm chances rise our temperatures begin drop back a little closer to normal. Check out your True View 4 extended forecast by clicking here. For more on our record breaking heat and storm chances visit John Patrick's Weather Blog.
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