TUCSON – In what’s been an almost silent start to monsoon 2019, Mother Nature finally picked up some steam. Scattered storms developed around 2 pm on Monday and became widespread and severe by 5 pm.
As of 9:00 pm Monday night most of the region was still under a rare Severe Thunderstorm Watch. This stays active through 11 pm Monday night.
Here’s radar as of this writing.
A couple of our computer tools keep the trend of scattered storms going well into the evening.
Flash Flooding was observed in portions of eastern Pima County earlier today and much of Santa Cruz County as well.
A wall of dust was also moving from Picacho Peak at around 6:30 pm Monday evening.
Most of Metro Tucson saw anywhere from 0.25″-1.0″ of rain (on the high side), but as mentioned above storms could continue well into early Tuesday morning.
— Matt Brode (@mattbrode) July 23, 2019
Tuesday also brings about a 30% of more scattered storms for much of the region.