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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 4:06 pm | Updated: 2:34 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Temperatures are fading from unbearable to unpleasant. But the monsoon rain is still, for the most part, unfelt.

A slight cooling trend has arrived, although it comes too late to prevent this month from going in the books as one of the hottest Julys in the Valley’s recorded meteorological history.  

Temperatures are fading from unbearable to unpleasant. But the monsoon rain is still, for the most part, unfelt.

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A slight cooling trend has arrived, although it comes too late to prevent this month from going in the books as one of the hottest Julys in the Valley’s recorded meteorological history.

Pushing July 2009 to the top were days like Tuesday – when the morning low of 92 set a record and the daytime maximum reached a warmest-of-the-year 115.

Wednesday’s high was 110, which is four degrees above normal for this time of year.

The National Weather Service is predicting through the weekend about the same.

Also in the short-term forecast is the same amount of precipitation: none.

Not since July 21 has measureable rain fallen, and for the month the gauge reads only 0.40 inches; the normal amount of precipitation for July is 0.99 inches. In July 2008, there were 2.15 inches of rain, including a Sunday afternoon when the sky opened up to drop a freeway-flooding 1.30 inches.

But beginning Sunday, the heat is expected to return – as is the monsoon moisture. By early next week, highs will be around 110 and there will be a slight chance of afternoon/evening thunderstorms and showers.

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