PHOENIX -- Wow, what a weather day in the Valley. We had scattered showers and mostly cloudy conditions throughout the day.
At Sky Harbor Airport, we got .14” of rain (as of 3pm, Wednesday), the first measurable rain at the airport in 55 days!
Top it off with afternoon temperatures in the 70s and we’re thinking, this has got to be the coolest July 4th on record for Phoenix. It was. Almost.
Here is the information for today: The high will go down as 91 degrees. That actually happened just past midnight during the early morning hours. Yes, the high occurred in the morning.
The low will mostly likely end up being 74 degrees. It could go lower before midnight, but if so, not by much.
Here’s the deal. Only one year we can find had a cooler July 4th: 1912
On July 4th, 1912, the high was 90 degrees and the low was 63, both bettering what we did today. We were so close.
But we can say this: It was the coolest July 4th in 100 years!
In Casa Grande, south of the Valley, an inch and half of rain fell causing some street flooding and property damage.