Wet and windy TuesdayPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- The first of two fall storms moves through Arizona today, bringing a chance for showers and thunderstorms.
The Valley has an increased chance of showers and storms this afternoon with dangerous lightning, hail and strong, gusty winds a possibility.
Gusts of more than 50 miles an hour are possibile with sustained southwesterly winds of 15 to 25 miles an hour.
Strong winds mean blowing dust is also a possibility. There is an air quality alert, a high pollution advisory today because of potential dust in Pinal County.
Valley highs should top out in the low 90s today and our rain chances continue into this evening when overnight lows drop to the 60s.
The Valley should warm up to the 80s tomorrow afternoon before our second, stronger storm moves in.
Thursday's storm brings chances of Valley rain and thunderstorms, along with much cooler weather. Temperatures should top out both Thursday and Friday in the mid-70s, while overnight lows drop to the upper 50s.
There's a chance for light snow in the high country Thursday and Thursday night, too.
The storm is excpected to move out quickly Friday morning, although cooler temperatures will linger into the weekend.