Good chance for showers or thunderstorms this week!
- Storms are expected to form during the mid-week
- Highs in the mid 70’s-80’s
- Look for warming and drying over the weekend
- Could be some flash floods, too
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The monsoons haven’t disappeared yet!
Monday: Mostly sunny, except for some clouds late in the day. High in the mid 80s. Breezy, with south winds 10-20 mph, gusting to 25 mph.
Tuesday – Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a good chance for showers or thunderstorms. Storms that form will propagate towards the north-northeast or northeast at least 15 or 20 mph. Some isolated storms could become strong or even severe. Highs in the mid 70s to 80. Morning lows in the upper 50s.
Friday – Sunday: Partly cloudy and gradually warmer and drier. Chance of thunderstorms decreasing through the period. Highs in the lower 80s. Lows cooling into the lower 50s.
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An upper-level low has cut off from the jet stream and will stall just west of the California Coast for the next few days. With high pressure to the east, over Texas, the flow across Arizona will be south-southwesterly aloft for the next few days. This pattern will usher in more monsoon moisture across the Prescott Area by Tuesday afternoon and a jet streak will provide ample lifting and a deep shear environment, especially on Wednesday. Expect showers and thunderstorms Tuesday through Thursday, with the potential for flash flooding in some areas through the period.
Instability will be lacking somewhat, but if there is enough instability on Wednesday, we may have some isolated severe storms that exhibit some rotation.
Friday through the weekend, the availability of moisture will decrease and the probability for thunderstorms will diminish each day.
Curtis N. James, Ph.D.
Professor of Meteorology
Applied Aviation Sciences
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301-3720
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