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Monsoon continues bringing rain to desert

  • Lightning strikes in the clouds as rain falls over Tucson near Sentinel Peak Park early Wednesday morning.
    Ryan Revock/TucsonSentinel.comLightning strikes in the clouds as rain falls over Tucson near Sentinel Peak Park early Wednesday morning.

The monsoon returned Tuesday night, bringing rain to the desert through the early morning hours.

Tuesday's storm brought .37 inches of rain, which brings the rainfall total for July for to .67 inches for Tucson, according to the National Weather Service. Tucson has received 1.28 inches of rain since the start of the year. Along with the rain, thunder and lightning, several thunderstorm cells meant high winds in parts of the Tucson area, and a late-night light show over Marana.

Wednesday afternoon, there is a 30 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms, the National Weather Service forecast.  Thursday, there will be a 20 percent chance of isolated thunderstorms. Check TucsonSentinel.com's live weather radar page for the latest.

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