A pedestrian walked along Bilby Road on Wednesday as an early monsoon storm dropped a bit of isolated rain on the south side.  

On Wednesday, Tucson officially logged its first measurable rain since March 23, the National Weather Service says.

The city's official weather station at Tucson International Airport got .17 inch. Residents reported rainfall in various other parts of the metro area, as well.  

The next few days are expected to again be dry and sunny, however, with a slim chance of rain returning on Sunday and a better chance coming Monday or Tuesday, according to the weather service. 

This three-month dry streak came after Tucson had its driest year — and its second-hottest year — on record in 2020, and a monsoon season so paltry last summer that it was nicknamed a "nonsoon." This year's summer storm season is expected to be wetter than that, at least.

This University of Arizona Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences video shows 90 minutes of weather beginning at about 1 p.m. June 23, 2021. You'll see clouds, dust and even a little rain before it all rolls away.


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