TUCSON – Total July rainfall for Tucson is now in the books and with only 1.07″ for the entire month, (a month which averages 2.25″), this July will be remembered as dry.
But in the fine print will be July 31st for eastside residents who saw over 2.00″ of rain – all of which fell within an hour’s time.
— Matt Brode (@mattbrode) July 31, 2019
Check out the time lapse of the deluge as seen from 3-4 pm today.
On average, August is the wettest month in Tucson’s rain calendar, averaging 2.39″. With ample Winter and Spring rain, our current yearly rain surplus could hold fort should we see near average rain during August.
The forecast for the first week of August doesn’t look too promising for rain chances as we enter a low-grade pattern. Storm chances will be a mere 10% for Thursday with 20% chances returning to the forecast for the remainder of the week and into the weekend.
But as we saw today, all it takes is one wet storm to quickly tip the scales from a deficit to a surplus.