Monsoon storm brings dust and rain, then fizzles

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Video report by Jason Volentine

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 8 at 6:19 AM

PHOENIX -- A monsoon storm brought rain, wind and dust to part of the Valley Monday evening.

It wasn't as severe as last Thursday's storm, but Mother Nature still briefly brought some extreme weather conditions to our state.

In southern Arizona, heavy rains and flooding shut down a border checkpoint in Nogales.

But a little rain in parts of Phoenix was a welcome sight after such a dry spring.

Power outages were also reported in the Tucson area.

The dust started swirling around 4:30 p.m., when a wall of dust emerged from the Florence area.

The dust wall got to San Tan Valley and almost to Queen Creek before falling apart.

Rain did trickle down in several areas in the southeast Valley and Superstition Mountains area before fizzling out.  A dust storm warning that had been in effect was canceled.

According to 3TV Meteorologist Royal Norman, we'll have continued chances for rain each day this week.

By next weekend we could see a slight reduction in  storm, but we can't totally rule out thunderstorms any day over the next seven days.

Monsoon moisture will persist this week, and each day will bring varying chances of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms across the region.

 

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