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Rain from edges of Tropical Storm Newton splatters Phoenix area


PHOENIX — Some parts of the Valley were luckier than others Wednesday morning, but overall the biggest worry created by the peripheral bits of Tropical Storm Newton was rain-slicked roads.

Showers started to fall early and created gushes in washes and streets from Yuma to Tucson to Buckeye.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning Wednesday morning for the Nogales area of southeastern Arizona. Tucson and Nogales were providing sandbags for residents ahead of the anticipated rainfall.

A previous flash-flood warning that included Phoenix ended. The wet roads in metro Phoenix slowed commuter traffic. Hard rain fell briefly in the East Valley.

Then the bad weather moved to the West Valley.

Loop 101 at Grand Avenue. (Screenshot)

Loop 101 at Grand Avenue. (Screenshot)

Still, some parts of Phoenix and its suburbs only got sprinkles but the National Weather Service said the 1.99 inches of rain was the third-most for Phoenix in September.

Meanwhile, Newton made a second landfall in Mexico.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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