Phoenix weather: Stormy stretch comes to an endPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- For the first time in almost four years, the Valley saw four consecutive days of measurable rainfall at Sky Harbor airport.
Between Thursday and Sunday, the airport's rain gauge picked up 0.63 inches of rain. That brings us to a total of 1.13 inches so far this year, which is still almost 2.5 inches below average. Still, it's the first time since August of 2008 that the Valley has seen four days in a row of rain. And many parts of the Valley saw much more rain than what was recorded at the airport.
Gilbert, for example, picked up more than 2 inches of rain in about an hour on Saturday! Flooding was reported across parts of the East Valley as a result, along with small hail and strong winds.
There is a slight chance for a fifth consecutive day of rain today, although chances are only at about 20 percent for rain and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.
Blowing dust from the south is also a possiblity.
Look for an afternoon high of 99 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Overnight lows should dip to about 81 degrees.
Temperatures heat up and storm chances disappear between Tuesday and Friday, with highs near 106 by the end of the workweek.
However, storm chances begin to increase again over the weekend, with slightly cooler temperatures expected for Saturday and Sunday.