Sep 30, 2012 11:00 AM by John Patrick
TUCSON - Warming trend continues to wrap up the month of September and the Monsoon.
Daytime highs are forecast to climb about five degrees above average today topping 96 in the Old Pueblo, according to Meteorologist John Patrick. High pressure building into the western states will continue to jump the temperatures up to near record values Monday through Wednesday. High 90s will be the call for the start of the work week and the month of October. Temperatures start to come down by the end of the week of as a low pressure system tries to move into the region.
September 30 marks the official end to the Monsoon, even though we haven't seen any measurable rain at Tucson International since September 13. The final numbers for Monsoon 2012 end with Tucson seeing 6.02" at the airport, -0.06" below average. Other areas around the metro saw between 7"-9" with the Foothills recording 7.20" and the Tucson Mountains 8.74". Nogales takes the cake with 12.74", Sierra Vista a close second at 9.59", and Willcox with and impressive 9.02".