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More hard rain expected to hammer Phoenix area heading into weekend

Jul 23, 2021, 9:07 AM | Updated: 2:19 pm
Greenway Road at Interstate 17 at  in Phoenix on July 23, 2021. (Screenshot/ADOT Webcam)...
Greenway Road at Interstate 17 at in Phoenix on July 23, 2021. (Screenshot/ADOT Webcam)
(Screenshot/ADOT Webcam)

PHOENIX – Thousands of Valley residents faced a Friday morning without power and slick road conditions from rainstorms that hit the area.

More rain was expected throughout the day, forecasters said. There is a 60% chance of downpours during daylight hours and up to 70% overnight. Predictions for Sunday put likelihood of thunderstorms at 60%.

Downed lines and a transformer failure left about 10,000 Salt River Project and Arizona Public Service customers without electricity during driving rain that began Thursday evening.

“A lot of the city got hit with some good rain,” Mark O’Malley, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Phoenix bureau, told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Friday.

Entrances to Interstate 17 at Greenway Road were closed because of flooding from heavy rain that was falling early Friday. Crashes dotted other wet freeways – a semitrailer jackknifed at the Interstate 10 split with I-17 around 5:30 a.m., backing up westbound traffic to 40th Street.

“Some people got very little [rain],” O’Malley said, pointing out low numbers in parts of the West Valley.

And then there is Scottsdale, which was pounded with 2 inches of rain in an hour Thursday night.

City officials said trees were uprooted by high winds in Old Town and that the fire department rescued several people from vehicles trapped in rushing water.

Trees also came down at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park near Indian Bend and Scottsdale roads. The park is closed for cleanup until Sunday.

A Flood Control District of Maricopa County map showed the gauge at Indian Bend Wash at Indian School Road recorded 2.64 inches in less than 24 hours.

A flash flood watch remains in effect until 11 p.m. Saturday.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Jim Cross contributed to this report.

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Rain flooded the intersection of 107th Avenue and Union Hills Drive in Peoria on July 25, 2021. (KTAR News Photo/Martha Maurer) A man rides a boogie board in a flooded park in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Heavy rains in Arizona in recent weeks have caused periodic flooding. (AP Photo/Peter Prengaman) U.S .60 westbound off-ramp at Country Club. (Twitter Photo/@ArizonaDOT) (Twitter Photo/ADOT) Flooding in Scottsdale on July 23, 2021. (Twitter Photo/City of Scottsdale) Flooding at 11th Street and Hatcher Road in Phoenix, July 23, 2021. (Twitter Photo/City of Phoenix) Greenway Road at Interstate 17 at  in Phoenix on July 23, 2021. (Screenshot/ADOT Webcam) Greenway Road at Interstate 17. (Twitter Photo/ADOT) (City of Phoenix Webcam) Phoenix facing Camelback Mountain on July 23, 2021. Screenshot/ADEQ Webcam)

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More hard rain expected to hammer Phoenix area heading into weekend