Thunderstorms possibilities in the metro Phoenix forecast throughout the week
Aug 8, 2022, 10:30 AM
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PHEONIX — Another set of storms are expected to pass through metro Phoenix this week, with the greatest chances of rain forecast for Tuesday.
A 40% chance of rain was expected Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
“We’re having good confidence that tomorrow, Tuesday, will be a pretty active storm day across the Valley, especially after sunset,” Gabriel Lojero, a meteorologist with the weather bureau in Phoenix, told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Monday.
The threat of thunderstorms will continue each day this week, with the highest chances on Tuesday. Any storms that develop will be capable of producing heavy rain, frequent lightning, strong winds and blowing dust. Temperatures will remain a few degrees below normal. #azwx pic.twitter.com/PqlV65PqV4
— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) August 8, 2022
“Given that we’re going to have ample amount of moisture across the atmosphere, that’s going to be conducive for heavy rainfall activity, so a lot of rain in a short amount of time, so obviously there’s some potential for flash flooding.”
Chances for thunderstorms dip down to 30% Wednesday and last throughout the rest of the week, with temperatures expected to average a few degrees below normal.
Highs are forecast to hover between 102-104 degrees beginning Tuesday and lasting through Friday.
The possibility for storms pick back up Friday evening at 40% heading through Saturday.
“There’s a potential that there also can be other days the rest of the week for better coverage, as well, for thunderstorm activity, but we’re a little bit uncertain as to what days the rest of the week could be more active,” Lojero said.
“As of right now, we’re calling the higher chances for activity as we head towards the later afternoon and into the evenings hours.”
Sunday evening, parts of metro Phoenix recorded over an inch of rain.
Rain gauges in Surprise captured between three-quarters of an inch to just over an inch, while the Buckeye airport measured a wind gust of 77 mph, NWS said.
Storms that could develop throughout the week may produce heavy rain, strong winds, blowing dust and frequent lightning, NWS said.