PHOENIX — A couple of rounds of monsoon rain peppered metro Phoenix, knocking out power to thousands and flooding some roadways.
About 3,000 Salt River Project customers who live from 16th to 40th streets and Van Buren Street to Thomas Road had lost power after an early morning storm Tuesday.
After rain fell Monday afternoon, starting around 3:30 p.m. in the western suburbs, more fell late in the night.
Maricopa County Flood Control District rain gauges reported over four-tenths of an inch had fallen near 83rd and Peoria avenues by 6:30 p.m.
Other rain gauges showed rain had fallen near Interstate 17 and Thunderbird Road as well as areas in Laveen.
The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory effective until 5:30 p.m. for parts of US 60 northwest of Phoenix.
The Arizona Department of Transportation warned drivers to take it easy as they hit the freeways to go home for the day.
The storm helped keep things cool in the Valley. Monday’s high was only 100 degrees, while the forecast called for a low of 80. Highs for the rest of the week are expected to remain around 100.
The rain came just one day after a large dust storm blew through the Phoenix area.
The National Weather Service reported that the monsoon rain total for the season was 2.13 inches, above the average of 1.83 inches.