Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Southeastern Arizona, Including Tucson Metro For June 28, 2024


Arizona Weather Force has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch effective for the following zones:

Zones issued for:  Eastern half of Pima County, including Tucson Metro … Western half of Cochise County …

Discussion:  Left-over moisture from Tropical Storm Alberto continues to rotate around the nominal summer ridge of high pressure.  Latest instability parameters within the watch area remains high this late morning, which will give way to rapid thunderstorm development this afternoon through the early night hours.  Thunderstorms will be capable of hail, and damaging wind risks.

LONG RANGE:  As expected, as we move through the first week of July, increasing dynamics and ridge placement will introduce thunderstorms back into the Maricopa County (Phoenix) zones.  Seems Alberto was a key component in keeping moisture flowing around the nominal ridge for now.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is issued as the final alert for the day, which will outline large hail, damaging winds, flooding, and/or tornado within the description itself.

– Raiden Storm –

Master General Meteorologist – is the Owner and CEO of AZWF, a consulting meteorologist with over 26 years’ experience for over 50 companies, including energy, agriculture, aviation, marine, leisure, and many more areas. He has certs from Mississippi State for broadcast met and Penn State forecasting certs MET 101, 241, 341 and 361 as a meteorologist, but before then was completely self-taught, barely learning a thing from the schools that he did not already know.

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