Summer storms pelt Phoenix, Tucson with heavy rain

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VALLEYWIDE -- A monsoon storm rolled through parts of south-central and southern Arizona overnight, including the Phoenix and Tucson areas.

.63 inches of rain in some areas

The National Weather Service says up to around an inch of rain fell in parts of both metro areas.

In Phoenix, thunderstorms forced Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to shut down its runways temporarily. Heavy amounts of rain were recorded in downtown Phoenix and Glendale.

There were some power outages and street flooding in Tucson.

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