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Flash flood watch issued, Phoenix expected to get rain this weekend

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PHOENIX — The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch on Friday as the Phoenix area was expected to see some decent chances of rain this weekend.

The weather service said the watch was in effect from 2 p.m. until midnight. A blowing dust advisory was also issued from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The best chance for the wet stuff was expected Friday night, when there was a 40 percent chance of rain.

“Some of these storms could be pretty strong — even severe — with strong wind gusts and heavy rain,” meteorologist Marvin Percha said.

Certain parts of the Valley could receive a good amount of rain on Friday.

“Locally, heavy rainfall — perhaps up to an inch in an hour or even more in a few places,” Percha said. “There’s definitely going to be a chance for wind and perhaps more blowing dust as well.”

The chances for rain will dwindle as the weekend moves along. They will drop to 20 percent by Saturday night and the forecast for Sunday was clear skies.

High temperatures were expected to remain a little lower while the possible rain lingered. Friday’s high was just 99 degrees and Saturday was only 98.

However, when the clouds move out, the mercury will jump. Sunday’s high was expected to be 105 degrees.

KTAR’s Jim Cross contributed to this report.

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