4Th hottest August, rain in the forecastPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- August 2012, according to the National Weather Service, was the 4th warmest on record for Phoenix. Those records go back to 1895. We also had more rain than in an average August.
As far as the monsoon is concerned, as we enter the last month of the summer thunderstorm season, we’re going to be on a bit of a weather-roller coaster; there will be chances for rain one day, dry the next. As the season begins to wane, that’s pretty typical. As as soon as we come under the influence of the western flow of the atmosphere again, we can essentially call an end to Monsoon 2012.
But we’re not doing that yet.
Chances for rain this week include Tuesday afternoon for metro Phoenix.
However, it looks like we have better chances for precipitation later in the week -- Thursday and Friday, as moisture from yet another Tropical Storm, named John, begins to make its way into Arizona.
Currently, John is located west of the tip of Baja California in Mexico and its expected to drift to the northwest. As a result, some of the moisture from that storm should be impacting our weather later this week.
In the meantime, look for rather seasonal temperatures statewide. In the Valley, that means day time highs in the 98-103 degree range.