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Posted Jun 30, 2011, 8:05 am
The first drop of rain recorded since April 9 fell at Tucson International Airport on Thursday morning.
The 81-day dry spell was broken at 3:28 a.m., the National Weather Service said.
That ended the fourth-longest stretch without recorded precipitation in Tucson, the agency said. The longest was 100 days, from March 30 to July 7, 2002.
It'll probably be a few days until nature repeats its feat.
Hot temperatures will continue across Southeast Arizona on Thursday with even hotter temperatures the next several days. Thursday's forecast is mostly sunny, with a high of 104 degrees. Friday: sunny and hot, with a high of 108.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected to be isolated in nature Thursday with the bulk of the activity to the east of Tucson. Saturday through Monday, there will be a chance of monsoon showers; a upswing in thunderstorms is expected later this weekend into early next week.