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Wet week in metro Phoenix capped off by rush hour rain Friday

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PHOENIX — A wet week in metro Phoenix was capped off Friday by more rain as drivers navigated through rush hour.

The storm first rolled through the West Valley around 4 p.m., dropping about a tenth an inch of rain and causing slick roads.

It continued east throughout the afternoon, an expected development for the quick-moving storm that originated in central California.

Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix’s official measuring station, received 0.11 inches of rain from the storm, while areas in north Phoenix and southwest of the Valley received upwards of 0.28 inches of rain.

Friday’s storm wasn’t expected to be as strong as the ones that drenched the Valley and northern Arizona earlier this week.

On Monday and Tuesday, Phoenix received 0.45 inches at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

Hail, high winds and snow were also recorded in some outlying areas of Maricopa County.

Up in northern Arizona, residents were forced to dig themselves out from those storms.

The one that hit the state Sunday and moved out Tuesday afternoon dumped more than 2 feet of snow in parts of Flagstaff, Prescott, Show Low and Payson, according to the National Weather Service.

The Valley has received 0.90 inches of rain so far in January as the month comes to a close this weekend without additional precipitation in the forecast.

The mark is 0.20 inches more than the average for January and the most in the month since 2017 when 1.31 inches of rain fell.

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