Rain teases Tucson on Day 1 of monsoon

2013-06-16T00:00:00Z Rain teases Tucson on Day 1 of monsoon Arizona Daily Star
June 16, 2013 12:00 am

The first day of monsoon season Saturday didn't make a splash, but it wasn't the same old dry heat either.

Clouds lingered over much of central Tucson during the afternoon, blown in by a light wind, while a few fat droplets of rain made contact with midtown.

Over on the east side, the clouds let loose with a welcome springtime shower.

Yes, springtime.

The official start of summer is still six days away.

Saturday's rain, which was a drop in the bucket for most Tucsonans, was the last chance of precipitation for at least a week, the National Weather Service predicts.

Today through next Saturday, conditions are expected to be calm and dry with highs ranging from 99 to 107 degrees.

-Kimberly Matas

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