Aug 24, 2014 9:15 PM by John Patrick

Workweek storm chances on the rise

TUCSON - Showers and storms return for the new workweek.

Moisture started to push back into the far southeast corner of the state today with a few isolated showers across Cochise County. Our moisture content will continue to rise in the coming days courtesy of Hurricane Marie in the eastern Pacific.

As of Sunday evening, Hurricane Marie has intensified to a major category 5 storm with 160mph sustained winds. She will not have a direct affect on land but will send a surge of moisture up the Gulf of California and into southern Arizona by tomorrow.

Isolated storms are expected across the region on Monday with storm activity forecast to peak by Tuesday afternoon. These scattered showers and storms will be capable of producing heavy rainfall and localized flooding may become an issue.

As soon as the moisture shows up, it thins right back out for the second half of the workweek. Once again storms will be limited to the far southeast corner of the state by Thursday afternoon.

With showers and storms in the area temperatures will remain in the low 90s to start the week but climb close to the triple digits by Friday as we dry out.


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