Severe thunderstorms brought rain, wind and a wall of dust through Nevada and Arizona Monday evening.
While not as hot as Friday and Saturday, the week ahead will still offer above-average temperatures across much of the Southwest U.S. The threat for monsoonal thunderstorms will also continue.
A strengthening ridge of high pressure will bring hot conditions to the Southwest late this week and weekend.
Tropical Rainstorm Bud will fuel downpours and bring flash flooding to the Southwest through Saturday night. Next week, heat is expected to build in across the West.
Tropical moisture from Bud will surge into the Southwest U.S. Friday and into the weekend and will lead to heavy showers and thunderstorms.
A strong trough of low pressure will bring cool and wet conditions to the Northwest through the weekend.
A ridge of high pressure will promote heat across the Intermountain West this week.
An increase in showers and thunderstorms will occur into this week across the interior western U.S. Heat will build in late next week.
Dry and windy conditions along with above-average heat will continue the risk for wildfires across the Southwest. The heat will retreat over the weekend though.
Temperatures will remain above-average through next week across the western U.S. and may even challenge records in some places.