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MOST ACCURATE FORECAST: Sizzling heat, monsoon storm chances

Posted at 4:58 AM, Jul 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-12 01:01:14-04

PHOENIX — The heat is on and Monday was the hottest day of 2022 so far!

Phoenix hit 115 degrees for the first time this year.

Temperatures will drop a few degrees, but we are still expecting highs above 110 for the rest of the week.

As high pressure sets up near the Four Corners, temperatures will stay hot and daily monsoon storm chances will be back in the forecast.

The best bets will be along the Mogollon Rim and over the higher terrain north and east of the Valley.

Higher terrain storms will try to work their way down into the Valley each day, so there is a slight chance of storms in the Phoenix metro area too in the late afternoon and evening.

Watch out for gusty winds, blowing dust, lightning and brief downpours with any of the storms that move in.

We're also monitoring air quality and it could get worse with ozone pollution potentially reaching unhealthy levels over the next couple of days.

An Ozone High Pollution Advisory is in effect on Tuesday and an Ozone High Pollution Watch is in place for Wednesday.

If you have any respiratory condition, like asthma or COPD, limit your time outside or you may have difficulty breathing.

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2022 Rainfall totals:

Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 0.87" (-2.28" from average)

Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 0.90"
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Daily rainfall reports from all across the Valley can be found here.
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PHOENIX IS GETTING DRIER - LOWER RAINFALL AVERAGES NOW

Average Monsoon Rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 2.71" of rain

NEW Average Monsoon Rainfall in Phoenix (1991-2020): 2.43" of rain

Average Yearly Rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 8:03" of rain

NEW Average Yearly Rainfall in Phoenix (1991-2020): 7.22" of rain
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