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Monsoon storms: Flash flood watch for Tucson, SE Arizona

Flash floods will be possible in and around metro Tucson until after midnight, officials said. A weather watch is in effect through 2 a.m. Thursday, with heavy monsoon rains meaning some roads and washes will be inundated.... Read more»

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Happy when it rains... A monsoon tunes playlist

It's hot, it's humid, and it's (finally) raining buckets of cats and dogs across much of Tucson. Here are a few monsoon tunes to play as you celebrate.... Read more»

Experts: Don’t look to monsoon for relief any time soon

What’s a monsoon without rain? Trouble, according to experts. With Arizona in the grip of a years-long drought, conditions are ripe for spawning intense wildfires and haboobs from the high winds and lightning that typically form the early part of annual rainy season, which begins next week.... Read more»2

Happy when it rains... A monsoon playlist

It's hot, it's humid, and it's (finally) raining buckets of cats and dogs. Here are a few monsoon tunes to play as you celebrate.... Read more»2

Some like it hot ... A heat wave playlist

It's hot as a blast furnace outside, but here are some songs about high temperatures to help you get prepared for a cruel summer blistering under a bad, crazy sun.... Read more»

City adds second sandbag pickup spot

Tucson residents who need to block monsoon floods can pick up free sandbags from a second location, city officials said. A fill-your-own sandbagging spot has opened in the parking lot of Hi Corbett Field, with pre-filled sandbags still available at Fire Station 7 on East Pima Street.... Read more»

Thunderstorms prompt flash flood watch, warnings

Thunderstorms in Southern Arizona have the National Weather Service cautioning of potential flooding in roads and washes, with a flash flood watch in effect through midnight, and a flash flood warning for Southeastern Pinal County, including the Mammoth area. ... Read more»

Rains prompt flood warning for Tucson, SE Az

Midday thunderstorms with heavy rain mean drivers should be aware of flooded roads. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning, in effect through 2 p.m. Tuesday, for Tucson and eastern Pima County, along with Cochise, Santa Cruz, southwestern Graham and Pinal counties. ... Read more»

Family of 4 rescued from swept-away SUV

An adult couple, their teenage son and his 80-year-old grandmother were rescued Sunday by Tucson firefighters who spotted their SUV flooded with water up to its hood.... Read more»1

Storm floods Tucson Blvd, 10k without power

As one of the first significant monsoon storms of the year hit Tucson, about 10k customers were without electricity Sunday night, and Tucson Boulevard was closed for about 10 blocks south of Grant Road. A lightning-caused fire damaged a home near 22nd and Wilmot. ... Read more»

Monsoons and mariachi at El Dia de San Juan Fiesta

The El Día de San Juan Fiesta will take place this Friday, June 24 at the Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento. From 5 to 10 p.m. the market will be transformed with live music, tasty aguas frescas drinks and vibrant examples of Mexican culture.... Read more»

NOAA predicts El Niño will continue through winter

Arizonans are likely to see a wet winter as El Niño conditions heat up the Pacific Ocean.... Read more»

Monsoon’s seeming intensity has more to do with location

This year’s monsoon season has made headlines for downpours, damage and even tragedy, with the deadly flash flooding around Colorado City. But is its intensity worse than other years?... Read more»

1000px: Sunset

The meteorologists tell us that the monsoon has ended, but we're still seeing the beautiful combination of layered clouds and shafts of light as the sun slips behind the Tucson Mountains. How could you not love living in a place with a light show like this just about every night?... Read more»

1000px: Summer storm lights up the sky

Lightning pierces through rain clouds hovering over southern Tucson during evening storms Monday night. ... Read more»

Update: Storm warnings; power knocked out for thousands

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for east central Pima County Saturday afternoon, cautioning that thunderstorms could produce damaging winds in excess of 60 mph, large hail, frequent lightening and heavy rain. ... Read more»

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