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Monsoon expected to arrive for holiday

Jul 3, 2012, 12:51 PM | Updated: 12:51 pm

PHOENIX — Mother Nature is expected to put on her own Fourth of July fireworks show in the Valley on Wednesday.

Charlotte Dewey, a Phoenix meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said Valley residents can expect thunder, lightning and rainfall. It would mark the first real monsoon to hit of the summer.

About a quarter-inch of rain should drop on the Phoenix area, she said.

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Monsoon expected to arrive for holiday