I was wondering today, as I often do, about how often Tucson gets rain on the 4th of July.
Us Southern Arizonan’s often joke that the ‘real’ monsoon doesn’t really begin until this date.
So as I often do, I checked through the record books to see if this sentiment is correct.
So there you have it: since 1895 rain has fallen at TIA almost half of the time.
So what about this year?
I think there will be isolated thunderstorms across Southern Arizona tomorrow, but my mantra will be this: ‘most of us stay dry.’ I think if you are South and East of Tucson, your rain chances are the greatest. I would, however, carry an umbrella just in case.
I am looking at some long-term forecast charts that are hinting at a much more active period of weather as we head into next week.