Phoenix could get first measurable rain in 2 months on Wednesday
PHOENIX — It’s been a long time since Phoenix has received measurable rain, but the dry stretch could come to an end Wednesday.
Phoenix hasn’t had measurable rain since April 27 but there’s a 30% chance Wednesday beginning at about 2 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.
The chances increase to 40% later in the morning, mainly before 11 a.m. Up to a quarter inch of rain could fall in what could be the first storm since monsoon season officially began June 15.
On the April date of Phoenix’s last rain, .01 of an inch was recorded.
Temperatures are forecast to drop slightly due to the potential storms.
Wednesday’s high is expected to reach 104 degrees. By Saturday, the high is forecast to jump up to 111.
Phoenix recorded six consecutive days with 115-degree heat, a record streak that ended Monday.
Daily heat records have been set four times so far in 2021, including on back-to-back days last week.
Phoenix broke 18 daily heat records last year and tied another 15 times.
Last summer was the hottest on record, setting marks for the most 95-degree days (172), 100-degree days (145), 105-degree days (102), 110-degree days (53) and 115-degree days (14) in a year while also recording the hottest July and August in history.