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Chances are good Phoenix area could get multiple days of rain this week

Jul 12, 2021, 10:00 AM | Updated: Jul 13, 2021, 7:18 am
(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)...
(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

PHOENIX – Monsoon weather moving into metro Phoenix this week will most probably bring showers and thunderstorms, forecasters said, and also lower temperatures.

The National Weather Service said the chance of rain could reach 60% by Tuesday night, a jump from the afternoon of 40% likelihood. As much as a quarter-inch could come down on the day.

The prospect for more storms continues Wednesday at 60% through Thursday afternoon at 40%.

“We’re going to have the potential to see some severe weather,” Phoenix bureau meteorologist Isaac Smith told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Monday.

A flash flood warning is in effect in the Phoenix area and beyond through Wednesday.

The forecast for Monday called for a 20% chance of rain and a high between 106 to 110 degrees.

After highs above 110 over the weekend, temperatures for the rest of the week are expected to hover in the low 100s.

Temperatures for the rest of the week are expected to drop to the low 100s.

The little bit of rain that fell last weekend didn’t have much effect on temperatures – an excessive heat warning in the Valley remained in place Friday through Sunday.

“Parts of the southeast Valley did see about three-quarters of an inch [of rain] but most places didn’t really see much of anything,” Smith said of the Saturday showers.

But wind was another story. Gusts upwards of 60 mph from thunderstorms were strong enough to set off weather advisories and to knock down trees in east Mesa.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Taylor Kinnerup contributed to this report.

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Chances are good Phoenix area could get multiple days of rain this week