KGUN9 Monsoon Team: Storm Chasing
Meteorologist: Aaron Brackett
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - With a setup a little less favorable than yesterday, but still promising some storms, the 9OYS Monsoon Team is storm chasing.
6:25PM - Storms continue forming from Green Valley to Vail. Brief heavy rain and lightning are the main threats with these widely scattered storms as they move northeast.
5:25PM - Storm with cloud to ground lightning and torrential rains now affecting the Rita Ranch area, and we are right in the middle of it.
5:20PM - The only rain producing cumulus is over extreme southeast Tucson near Valencia and Kolb.
5:03PM - 10 miles west of the Pima/Cochise county line. Cumulus clouds continue to grow near the south side of Tucson, but the limiting factor may be the amount of daylight we have left. If storms are going to fire, they need to do it quickly or else we may very well end up dry.
4:39PM - 5 miles north of Benson. Storms about 15 miles to our northeast are losing strength. The cumulus towers are not as well defined and their appearance on radar is dwindling. Our plan is to head west and see if we can get some development out of the growing cumulus towers near a line from Green Valley to Vail.
3:55PM - We are passing into Cochise County on I-10 in pursuit of storms near Willcox. North Central Cochise county currently has the highest amount of lift, and these are currently the strongest storms on radar.
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