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Monday blahs: Work week starts with rain in metro Phoenix


PHOENIX — Predictions of rain in the Phoenix area for this week came true, as light rain fell across the Valley starting early Monday morning.

The National Weather Service said there was a 70 percent chance for heavier rain by the afternoon, as a series of storms were lining up in the Pacific Ocean.

More rain was expected all week and more snow was certain in northern Arizona.

The affects of El Nino on Arizona have generally produced wetter, warmer winters.

Chris Breckenridge with the weather service said this week’s storms could leave up to 2 inches of rain in the city and outlying areas.

The high was expected to top out at 62 degrees, quite a drop from Sunday afternoon’s high of 72 degrees. Forecasters said it wouldn’t likely be that warm again until next week.

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