Chance of storms returns through weekend – Arizona News

Chance of storms returns through weekend – Arizona News

Arizona’s 2017 monsoon is well underway.

Here are the latest updates on storm activity and forecasts affecting the Phoenix area.

Aug. 13, 10 a.m.: West Valley wakes up to heavy rain,  flash-flood warning

Residents in the West Valley woke up to a stormy sunrise Sunday morning as heavy rains returned to the area. A line of showers and storms poured down on Glendale, Peoria and Surprise, prompting the National Weather Service to continue flash-flood warnings. 

Another batch of storms hit west of Wickenburg, with winds up to 50 mph along U.S. 60.

By 9 a.m., storms had slowed, allowing roads to begin drying. However, motorists were advised Sunday morning to be on alert for flooded roads and running washes throughout Maricopa County as heavy rainfall was measured in the Valley from overnight storms. 

 

Total rainfall, according to the Weather Service: Glendale, 0.16 inches; Goodyear, 0.59 inches; Paradise Valley, 0.71 inches; Peoria, 0.75 inches; Phoenix, 0.16 inches; Scottsdale, 0.12 inches; Sun City West, 0.94 inches; Surprise, 0.94 inches; and Tempe, 0.24 inches.

The Weather Service said there was a 10 percent chance for storms to return Sunday evening with frequent lightning and gusty winds. 

A drying trend is expected for the upcoming week

Aug. 12, 10:40 p.m.:…

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