A series of troughs moving across the Great Basin, combined with high pressure to our south and east will continue to direct dry southwesterly wind across Arizona this week, keeping monsoon moisture at bay and keeping skies sunny to mostly sunny in general. The weather will continue to be dry this week, but expect breezy conditions much of the week as pressure contrasts increase across Arizona. Temperatures will also remain above normal for this time of year.
Later in the month, we could still see a return to monsoon moisture…but this will remain to be seen.
Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall as a major hurricane along the coast of North or South Carolina on Thursday – Friday. They are expecting maximum sustained winds about 120 mph, storm surge could be 6-12 feet in some places, 15 to 20 inches of rain with local areas up to 30 inches. Looks like it will be a high-impact event.
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