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Jul 18, 2014 12:06 AM by Matt Brode

From a monsoon snooze to near historic heat

TUCSON - The monsoon has taken a nap and may not awaken until the weekend. Even then, storm chances will be considerably lower than they've been since the recent soakers.

Friday will be a dry day of weather with temperatures near 100; which is average for mid-July. As high pressure sits overhead it will be hard to get storms fired up.

High pressure moves into a more favorable location over the weekend and into early next week to see at least a daily round of isolated storms.

By the middle of next work week, however, high pressure intensifies and as the air sinks suppressing storms, the mercury will rise.

According to Chief Meteorologist Matt Brode, record highs are in jeopardy and Tucson could see temperatures near, if not slightly above, 110.

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