More of the same this week.
- Cloudy afternoons, chance of afternoon or evening showers
- Continued unusually warm this week, afternoon breezes at times
- High temps remaining in low to mid 90s
- Cooling slightly for weekend
Hot, breezy, and possible showers.
Partly cloudy in the afternoon, with a slight chance of afternoon or evening showers or thunderstorms each day. Continued unusually warm this week, with high temperatures remaining in the low to mid 90s each day, but cooling slightly for the coming weekend. Overnight lows in the upper 60s. Afternoon breezes at times.
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Continued warmer than normal this week, but enough moisture and instability will remain for a daily chance for mainly afternoon and evening thunderstorms through the coming weekend. The storms will generally be airmass thunderstorms with little or no organization and slow movement (possibly drifting northeast or east by 5 mph). By Sunday, the Four Corners ridge will flatten out and the winds aloft will become more westerly and then northwesterly early next week. This will likely result in a slight drying and cooling trend over the weekend and into early next week.
The past 5 days we have seen a low-moderate grade monsoon pattern with rainfall totals from less than 0.25” to near 1.0” around the Quad City area. However, precipitation totals for the monsoon thus fare are still anywhere from 2” - 8” below normal. It has really been a dry and hot summer over all! If you wish to examine these precipitation totals for yourself, visit https://water.weather.gov/precip/ and click on the map to zoom in on Arizona.
Curtis N. James, Ph.D.
Professor of Meteorology
Department of Applied Aviation Sciences
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301-3720
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