Monsoon 2013

Aug 4, 2013 9:57 PM by John Patrick

Dwindling storm chances this week

TUCSON - A few more tries at isolated storms before dry air settles in.

Early morning cloud cover and light showers put the breaks on our afternoon storm chances to round out the weekend. According to Meteorologist John Patrick, our monsoon ridge of high pressure will keep enough moisture around for at least a shot of isolated storms through the start of the work week.

Storm coverage will be dependent on morning cloud cover over the next few days. If the clouds break expect more widespread activity but if the clouds hold strong storms will be more hit or miss. Those that do develop will be capable of heavy rain and gusty winds.

An area of low pressure starts to nudge into the California Coast by Thursday bringing drier air to the region. For the end of the work week storms should be confined to the mountain tops with the valley floors staying dry. Temperatures should make it back into the low triple digits during this time.

For a look at some Monsoon 2013 rainfall totals so far visit John Patrick's Weather Blog. Stay with News 4 Tucson on-air and on-line for further Monsoon Storm Alert updates. Track the storms with our Interactive Radar & get severe weather alerts on your phone by texting "MONSOON" to 95990.


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