Jul 19, 2014 9:21 PM by John Patrick

Low grade monsoon, high grade heat

TUCSON - Limited monsoon moisture will lead to near record temperatures for the week ahead.

A low grade monsoon pattern will stay in place for the next several days. We'll have just enough moisture into the new week to support hit or miss storms. The best chance for these will be in the higher elevations southeast of Tucson.

With the lack of moisture in place and high pressure building overhead temperatures will see a steady rise by the middle of next week. Temperatures peak on Wednesday near 110 degrees. If that mark is reached it will break the record for the day and the be the first 110 degree day since June 30, 2013.

This excessive July heat will be short-lived for Southern Arizona as the ridge high pressure supplying the heat likely taps into monsoon moisture by next weekend. We'll watch for an increase in storm coverage during this time period.

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