How will the monsoon shape up this weekend?

Ina Ronquillo

How will the monsoon shape up this weekend?

CREATED Jul. 12, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The overnight storms that moved mainly across Cochise County and into Graham and Greenlee counties this morning produced some pretty impressive rain amounts.

In fact Douglas broke the daily max rain record with 1.14" before 8 AM. (the old record for one day rain was 0.79" set back in 1975). So flood threats in this area will be a concern with any additional rain today.

Currently, we are seeing showers/storms pushing into Santa Cruz and Pima counties.

The Tucson area could see some rain over the next few hours. Our lingering cloud cover will take some time to dissipate, delaying our afternoon heating. But we are holding onto enough moisture to see more isolated to scattered storm build up this afternoon and tonight.
Today's rain events could be similar to yesterday, with flooding and downburst wind threats in the southern valley locations.
After today, there will be slightly less moisture moving in through the weekend, decreasing storm activity through Sunday. Temps will also go up a bit Saturday through Monday.

Monsoon activity will pick up again early next week, cooling us back into the 90s.