ARIZONA NEWS

Dust and rain hits Valley, thousands without power

Aug 31, 2023, 8:34 PM | Updated: Sep 1, 2023, 12:53 pm

A few Arizona State students stand in the pouring rain during a weather delay of an NCAA college fo...

A few Arizona State students stand in the pouring rain during a weather delay of an NCAA college football game between Arizona State and Southern Utah Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX — A severe thunderstorm pummeled the Valley on Thursday night, knocking out power to thousands, dumping significant rain, delaying flights at Sky Harbor International Airport and delaying the second half of the opener for Arizona State football.

The storms began to disperse just before 10:30 p.m.

Thousands are without power across the Valley including SRP customers in Sun Lakes, Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Glendale. Outages are expected to last until after midnight.

Arizona Public Service is also reporting thousands of power outages in Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale.

Sky Harbor Airport is advising travelers to check for potential delays among its many carriers. A ground stop went into effect until 10:45 p.m.

According to the National Weather Service, at about 8:24 p.m., Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Florence Junction to near San Tan Village Mall to 6 miles west of Sun Lakes to Estrella Sailport.

Wind gusts were recorded up to 50 mph.

Gusty winds knocked down tree limbs and transported unsecured objects.

Locations impacted include large swaths of the Valley, including Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Tempe, Avondale, Goodyear, Apache Junction, Fountain Hills, Paradise Valley, Tolleson, Laveen, Cashion, East Mesa, Gold Canyon, Sun Lakes, Queen Creek, and Estrella.

The Arizona Department of Transportation is advising travelers to not enter flooded roadways. All freeways are expected to be impacted.

At Mountain America Stadium, home of the Sun Devils, the football game between ASU and Southern Utah was delayed due to lightning.

This is a developing story.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

101° | 72°
93° and mostly clear

Arizona News

A crash tied up traffic on southbound State Route 51 near Bethany Home Road on Monday, May 27, 2024...

KTAR.com

Southbound lanes of State Route 51 closed near Bethany Home Road due to crash

State Route 51 is closed for southbound traffic near Bethany Home Road on Monday, the Arizona Department of Transportation announced.

7 minutes ago

Several donors are matching contributions made to Fountain Hills' International Dark Sky Discovery ...

KTAR.com

Donors to match contributions to Fountain Hills Dark Sky Center for limited time

From now until June 20, several donors are matching contributions made to Fountain Hills' International Dark Sky Discovery Center.

51 minutes ago

Gov. Katie Hobbs was one of several officials who attended the Salt River Flats ribbon-cutting cere...

KTAR.com

Weekend Wrap-Up: Here are the biggest Phoenix news stories from May 24-27

From new affordable housing to the Secure the Border Act, here are some of the biggest news stories in the Valley over the weekend.

3 hours ago

breaking ground...

Nick Borgia

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona breaks ground on a $250,000 project

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona broke ground on a $250,000 project to expand services for adults with special needs.

5 hours ago

phoenix police...

KTAR.com

Intersection of Yale Street and 36th Street closed in Phoenix after shooting

Police are investigating a shooting that happened Monday around 12:30 p.m. in the intersection of Yale Street and 36th Street, police said.

7 hours ago

A Yuma man has been arrested for allegedly starting a wildfire in a national wildlife preserve near...

Associated Press

Man accused of starting wildfire in national wildlife preserve in Yuma

A Yuma man has been arrested for allegedly starting a wildfire in a national wildlife preserve near the California border.

9 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Sanderson Ford

3 new rides for 3 new road trips in Arizona

It's time for the Sanderson Ford Memorial Day sale with the Mighty Fine 69 Anniversary, as Sanderson Ford turned 69 years old in May.

...

DISC Desert Institute for Spine Care

Sciatica pain is treatable but surgery may be required

Sciatica pain is one of the most common ailments a person can face, and if not taken seriously, it could become one of the most harmful.

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Here’s 1 way to ensure your family is drinking safe water

Water is maybe one of the most important resources in our lives, and especially if you have kids, you want them to have access to safe water.

Dust and rain hits Valley, thousands without power