Date & Time: 07/24/2017 11:52 AM MST
Forecaster: Henz, D.
It’s been a very active last 24 hours with widespread heavy rain across the east Valley last night followed by another round County-wide this morning. For more information make sure to view our social media channels. We will also continue to send out email message statements in regards to areal flooding. Latest trends have the bulk of this activity moving northwest out of the County in the next hour or two with general clearing to the south. Isolated shower/storm activity will be possible through early this evening before general clearing area wide. Looking ahead, expecting a Monsoon “break” period Tuesday through Thursday with drying and southwesterly steering flow in place across much of AZ.
For today plan on cloudier conditions into the early afternoon before clearing into tonight. Afternoon temperatures will remain in the upper 80s to low 90s range around the Valley. Light and variable winds may give way to gustier conditions this evening from any passing outflows. As mentioned above, the large wave of showers is lifting into NW portions of the County. Latest guidance does show isolated storms redeveloping to our south into this afternoon with some activity moving into portions of the County through this evening. Main impacts with any follow up storms will be heavy rainfall and a continued threat for flash flooding. Weather conditions will be monitored closely through the remainder of the day.
For tomorrow plan on a return to sunnier skies after morning cloud cover. Daytime highs will remain tempered in the 99˚F-102˚F range around the Valley. South/southwest winds will generally remain in the light category with localized evening gusts around 10-15mph. Storm chances will be greatly reduced tomorrow due to southwesterly flow and mainly limited to the higher terrain areas north and east of the County. Heading into mid-week, plan on warming temperatures with drier air in place. Highs on Wednesday should rebound back around the 105˚F mark with little to no storm chances around the County. More details on this tomorrow.
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