Phoenix weather: Wet and windy Thursday

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Thursday was off to a wet and windy start across Arizona as a spring storm rolled across the state.

Thunderstorms and rain showers developed around sunrise in western Arizona and slowly pushed east. The Valley saw its most widespread rain between about 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. 

Morning temperatures were in the 60s and 70s, and expected to rise only to the low 80s.

Cloudy skies could be seen across the state during the morning, but expect a partly sunny afternoon as the storm moves further east. 

Winds gusted up to about 30 mph in the Valley, but wind speeds were much higher up north, where thunderstorms were more widespread and a wind advisory was in place until 8 p.m. 

The storm should move out by tonight, leaving behind cooler air for a mild Friday with lots of sunshine. 

The weekend is expected to be sunny also, with Valley temperatures rebounding to the low 90s. 

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