What to see, where to go and what to read – Arizona News

What to see, where to go and what to read – Arizona News


The Republic | azcentral.com

Published 4:46 p.m. MT Aug. 4, 2017

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

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WEEKEND 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. 

As always, we’ll keep an eye out for monsoon storms at azcentral.com. If you experience flooding, high winds or heavy rain in your neighborhood, we want to hear from you.

WEEKEND TRAFFIC 

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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