Welcome to the weekend, Arizona!
It’s been one heck of a week. Here’s what you need to know to kick back and relax this weekend.
What to expect: traffic and weather
The Phoenix area was slammed by monsoon storms Thursday evening, leaving thousands without power. With the storms came a tornado, a rarity for the Valley, which was spotted south of downtown Phoenix. Cleanup continued on Friday and into the weekend. This weekend will offer the Valley a respite from monsoon rains, and the Phoenix Zoo will be open again at 7 a.m Saturday after closing Friday to clean up after the storm.
— Saturday: Mostly sunny and clear with a high near 104. Lows are expected to dip into the 70s.
— Sunday: Much of the same: sunny and mostly clear with a high near 104.
There are a few freeway improvement projects requiring closures or lane restrictions in the Phoenix area this weekend, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Here is what to look for:
— Interstate 10 at 59th Avenue: Westbound I-10 is closed at 59th Avenue from 10 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Saturday. Westbound I-10 on-ramps at 43rd and 51st avenues are also closed.
— Interstate 10 near 59th Avenue: Westbound I-10 is narrowed to one lane near 59th…
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