Chance for more rain in metro Phoenix as storm activity continues
PHOENIX — One of the stormier summer stretches in recent memory continued Sunday, as rain splattered some parts of metro Phoenix with more than an inch of rain.
Skies opened up over the Valley for a fifth time in six days. North of Surprise, 1.9 inches rain fell, National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Kuhlman said Monday.
The past several days of storms, “is a little unusual,” he told KTAR News 92.3 FM.
Forecast for the week called for possible rain at the start of the work week, with chances growing for more by the weekend.
Our monsoon storm threat looks a little lower in the Valley today.
Most of the storm action will be confined to the higher terrain in our state, BUT we aren't completely in the clear. We'll keep a 10 percent storm chance in our forecast today and Tuesday #abc15wx #azwx pic.twitter.com/w2awBlghv2
— Iris Hermosillo (@IrisABC15) August 13, 2018
Over the weekend, a monsoon storm caused a power outage at a Scottsdale resort. About 900 guests were evacuated from Talking Stick Resort early Saturday. At least one floor was flooded.
Storm activity extended from one end of the Valley to the other.
— WeatherBug (@WeatherBug) August 13, 2018
With slighter storm chances through tomorrow now is a good time to review some of our rainfall amounts. Thank you @FloodControlMC for this 7-day total throughout #Phoenix. https://t.co/3J0RvVtkEa #AZWX #CAWX pic.twitter.com/xNvhkewtzu
— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) August 13, 2018
— Christian Garcia (@ChristianFotoAZ) August 13, 2018
Fountain Hills received 1.46 inches of moisture.
Lots of trees down in Fountain Hills including this old Eucalyptus along the Avenue of the Fountains. Likely couldn't hold up against the wind with the saturated ground. #azwx pic.twitter.com/LCkHrjftoO
— Eric Petrone (@azmonsoon) August 13, 2018
— Jordan Evans (@jordanevanswx) August 13, 2018
Storms last week brought down power lines, uprooted trees and flooded part of a freeway in Tempe.
Earlier in the month, a storm with high winds leveled three homes in Buckeye Valley and left about a dozen others in ruins.
KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Jim Cross contributed to this report.