Dust storm weakens, warning for Phoenix canceled

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Flooding at Sahuarita and Houghton roads. (Source: KOLD and Helen Edgcomb/"See it, Snap it, Send it") Flooding at Sahuarita and Houghton roads. (Source: KOLD and Helen Edgcomb/"See it, Snap it, Send it")
Monday afternoon's storm near the San Tan Valley. (Source: Sara Beevers) Monday afternoon's storm near the San Tan Valley. (Source: Sara Beevers)
(Source: KOLD and Helen Edgcomb/"See it, Snap it, Send it") (Source: KOLD and Helen Edgcomb/"See it, Snap it, Send it")
Three Points damage.  (Source: KOLD and Linda Purviance/"See it, Snap it, Send it") Three Points damage. (Source: KOLD and Linda Purviance/"See it, Snap it, Send it")
PHOENIX (CBS5/AP) -

A dust storm that threatened the Greater Phoenix area and Pinal County weakened Monday evening, and a previously posted warning was canceled, CBS 5 Chief Meteorologist Chris Dunn said.

Residents in Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Apache Junction, Tempe, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Florence and other nearby towns, as well as motorists on portions of Interstate 10, had been advised to be on the lookout for blinding dust, reduced visibilities and winds gusting between 20 to 35 mph.

"We still have boundaries out there that could create more storms for the Valley so it's not over yet," Dunn said. 

Viewers submitted photos from the southeast Valley when the storm was on the move.

Arizona saw more monsoon action on Monday, with storms lining up along the Mogollon Rim and into southeastern Arizona.

Many times those storms "fall off" the rim and work their way into the Valley late in the afternoon and early evening, so storms are still in the forecast through Monday evening, Dunn said.

"There is plenty of moisture and the storms that have formed are moving pretty slowly (light steering winds) so heavy rain is a real threat," Dunn said. 

Dunn said he's seen at least one report of very heavy rain south of Tucson - 1.5" of rain in just 15 minutes.

Some power outages are reported in the Tucson area in the wake of the storm. Tucson Electric Power crews are working to restore power to more than 100 customers.

Power was restored earlier Monday to more than 1,600 customers near the University of Arizona area after storm-damaged equipment was repaired.

Flash flooding was reported in some streets in Nogales and portions of southeast Tucson.

The Santa Cruz River reportedly is running high and the Nogales wash is overflowing into many streets.

The same basic pattern will remain in place through the rest of the week, with varying amounts of clouds and storm coverage.

Day-by-day, we'll follow all the action on CBS 5 News and cbs5az.com, and you can always track the storms with our interactive radar.

Copyright 2014 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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