A bolt of lightning slams to earth near a stretch of power lines over El Camino Del Cerro as a series of storm cells dump rain over the Tucson Mountain area of town, Friday, June 10, 2016.

Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star

The active monsoon pattern is expected to continue today, with showers and thunderstorms focused in the afternoon and evening.

A few of the thunderstorms have the potential to be strong to severe, with gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall.

Storms are expected to increase in intensity, frequency and coverage next week and will be accompanied by a welcome drop in temperatures.

High: 100

Low: 78