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After weeks of sunshine, rain finds its way into the Valley

Jul 6, 2017, 8:44 PM | Updated: Jul 7, 2017, 9:14 am

PHOENIX — Monsoon season officially began on June 15, but so far the Valley hadn’t seen much, if any, rain.

That changed on Thursday night, and while it was light rain, Phoenix-area residents were probably a little surprised to see it.

The National Weather Service reported the light showers.

The storm was northeast of the Valley at about 6:30 p.m. before winds blew it down at about 8 p.m.

This rain is a big difference from the constant sunshine and heat in the Phoenix area over the last few weeks. Many daily heat records were broken in the middle of June, with temperatures soaring as high as 119 degrees.

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After weeks of sunshine, rain finds its way into the Valley