PHOENIX — Since the monsoon in Arizona has officially ended, the rain that dropped on Phoenix early Monday morning was just plain ol’ rain.
Rain had fallen across parts of the Valley on Sunday and the National Weather Service forecast some rain for Tuesday as well, bringing cooler temperatures. And by cooler that means low 90s down to mid-80s during the daytime for the week.
The weather service predicted scattered showers throughout Monday in central, southern and eastern parts of the state.
A storm from Mexico is affecting Arizona’s weather.
The traditional monsoon season runs from mid-June to the end of September and is characterized by thunderstorms that stir up dust storms or rain.
It occurs when thunderstorms and moisture are stirred up by winds coming from Mexico. The subsequent moisture tends to roll through the Southwest.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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