ARIZONA NEWS

Parts of metro Phoenix get another round of rain from monsoon storm

Sep 1, 2023, 1:04 PM

(ADOT Screenshot)...

(ADOT Screenshot)

(ADOT Screenshot)

PHOENIX — After months without rain, parts of metro Phoenix aren’t getting much of a break from the precipitation heading into the holiday weekend.

Fountain Hills, Goodyear, Surprise and Scottsdale were among the cities to see measurable rain on Friday afternoon.

The moisture comes hours after most of the Valley was hit with its most powerful and destructive storm of the monsoon season.

Some areas in metro Phoenix received over 3 inches of rain on Thursday night.

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, where the National Weather Service takes its official readings, is now at 0.13 inches of rain this monsoon season, up from .06 inches before the storm hit.

The airport also recorded wind gusts of 73 mph and thousands of people lost power for hours due to the storm.

Dust blanketed the metro area prior to the rain.

Forecasters predicted more showers and winds upwards of 35 mph in the Valley Friday evening.

The high temperature in Phoenix peaked at 87 degrees as of 1 p.m., far below what the metro area has seen in recent months.

We want to hear from you.

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

111° | 90°
110° and mostly sunny

Arizona News

After a mountain lion had wandered onto the campus of the Tucson Medical Center on Friday, it was r...

KTAR.com

Wildlife officials relocate mountain lion caught on Arizona hospital campus

After a mountain lion roamed the campus of the Tucson medical center on Friday, it was safely released into the wild on Saturday.

2 hours ago

Maxine, a three-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier mix, was the only dog not to get adopted during ...

KTAR.com

Arizona Humane Society offering free adoptions in Scottsdale for pets older than 6 months

Arizona Humane Society is offering free pet adoptions for animals older than six months at its Scottsdale PetSmart location.

3 hours ago

Personal grudges should be set aside for peace, Republicans say...

Serena O'Sullivan

Meghan McCain, Kari Lake call for unity in response to assassination attempt on Donald Trump

Meghan McCain doesn't believe in letting personal grudges overcome her sense of humanity, she told The Mike Broomhead Show on Tuesday.

5 hours ago

A delegate records video of the stage during the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. Two A...

Kevin Stone

Arizonans to speak at Republican National Convention for 3rd consecutive day

Arizona will be represented at the Republican National Convention for the third consecutive day when two residents of the battleground state share their stories Wednesday.

5 hours ago

Chandler mother: 2-year-old allegedly found with meth in system...

KTAR.com

Arizona mother arrested after 2-year-old boy found with drugs in system, bug bites all over

A Chandler mother was arrested for child abuse after her 2-year-old son was found with methamphetamine in his system, authorities said.

6 hours ago

Follow @KTAR923...

Sponsored Content by Sanderson Ford

3 storylines to get you revved up for the 2024 Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals training camp is just a couple weeks away starting on July 25, and Sanderson Ford is revved up and ready to go.

Sponsored Articles

...

Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Beat the heat, ensure your AC unit is summer-ready

With temperatures starting to rise across the Valley, now is a great time to be sure your AC unit is ready to withstand the sweltering summer heat.

...

COLLINS COMFORT MASTERS

Here are 5 things Arizona residents need to know about their HVAC system

It's warming back up in the Valley, which means it's time to think about your air conditioning system's preparedness for summer.

...

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.

Parts of metro Phoenix get another round of rain from monsoon storm