Much Needed Rain Expected this Week

Jul 22, 2019

Model generated total precipitation through Friday, July 26th

It has been one of the slowest and driest starts to the Arizona rain season, know as the Monsoon. In a more typical year the region would have already have experienced significant moisture. This year has been different, with not one location receiving over a half inch of rain as of Monday, July 22nd. This has lead to tinder dry conditions and a late fire season.  

Much needed rain is in the forecast as monsoonal moisture begins to re-establish. Tuesday-Thursday of this week scattered showers and thunderstorms will offer some relief. Model forecasts are indicating 1-2" of rain may fall on mountain areas where large wildfires are currently burning.