Phoenix sees first measurable rain of 2021 on Tuesday morning

Jan 19, 2021, 10:54 AM | Updated: 1:24 pm
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(KTAR News Photo/Kevin Stone)
(KTAR News Photo/Kevin Stone)

PHOENIX – It wasn’t exactly a deluge, but measurable rain fell in Phoenix for the first time this year on Tuesday.

The morning sprinkles tipped the scales at .01 inches at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the city’s official measurement location, according to the National Weather Service’s local bureau.

Phoenix’s last measurable rain came on Dec. 10, when .44 inches fell.

The East Valley missed out for the most part Tuesday morning, but much of the North and West Valley got a bit of rainfall, with measurements as high as .16 inches.

The early drizzle was the beginning of what’s expected to be a flurry of storm activity throughout the week.

There was a 20% chance for more showers Tuesday night, and at least a 30% chance daily into early next week, according to the National Weather Service.

Thursday, when as much as quarter of an inch was in the forecast, has the highest chance at 70%.

The storms causing the precipitation are also expected to bring lower temperatures. Tuesday is the last day of the week with a forecast high above 70.

The lows are expected be in 50s for the next few day before dipping into the 40s on Sunday.

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