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Rain hits parts of the Valley overnight, light chances for thunderstorms Sunday

Aug 21, 2022, 9:10 AM | Updated: 9:26 am

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PHOENIX — Scattered storms hit parts of the West and East Valley overnight, while light chances for more thunderstorms increase Sunday evening.

A rain gauge next to Luke Air Force Base recorded the most rain, with just over three-quarters of an inch, according to the Flood Control District of Maricopa County.

In Litchfield Park, one gauge recorded more than half an inch.

Lightning from two storms that passed by was detected at around 2.3 times per second, with winds of around 60 mph, NWS said.

In Apache Junction, gauges saw .28 and .35 inches of rain.

Light rain passed through Mesa and Phoenix, with the most rain recorded at .16 inches.

Chances for more rain were forecast to increase to 30% likely after 5 p.m.

The low in Phoenix Sunday morning was 79 degrees, four degrees below normal, NWS said.

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Rain hits parts of the Valley overnight, light chances for thunderstorms Sunday