Monsoon keeps storm chances around through weekend

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by Kim Quintero

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azfamily.com

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 6:41 PM

PHOENIX -- Monsoon moisture will remain in place across Arizona, keeping clouds around, higher humidity levels and the chance for storms.

Friday morning, cloud cover helped stabilize the atmosphere, so afternoon storms were not as abundant or hearty as Thursday’s storms that produced a haboob through the Phoenix metro area.

Temperatures were also lower during the afternoon hours. Phoenix Sky Harbor reported a high of 98 degrees after a morning low of 81. Dew points during the day ranged from the 60s down to the 50s.

Heading into the Fourth of July nighttime hours, there’s a small chance of storms in the Valley, along with the possibility of dust from any storms that do develop. Temps will be in the low to mid-90s for fireworks. The air will remain muggy. Storm chances are high for the Kaibab Plateau, Mogollon Rim and White Mountains.

Saturday and Sunday morning will start off cloudy and humid. By afternoon, showers and storms are expected to redevelop in the high country, with a small threat of an isolated storm moving into the Valley. Otherwise, look for morning lows in the mid-80s. The high Saturday in Phoenix will be 102, with a high of 106 Sunday.

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