Phoenix weather: Monsoon threat continues

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Monsoon storms pounded the Valley Wednesday night, leaving behind a muddy mess Thursday morning. 

A strong line of storms moved through between about midnight and 2 a.m., dropping more than an inch of rain in just 30 minutes in some areas. 

The highest rainfall amounts were reported in South Scottsdale and Anthem, with between an inch and 2 inches of precipitation measured. 

Wind gusts of up to 60 mph were also reported and the storms were accompanied by an incredible amount of lightning. 

Thursday morning brought partly cloudy skies by sunrise, with temperatures in the 70s.  Look for an afternoon high of 95 degrees with an ongoing threat for storms.  However, today's storms would be more isolated in nature. 

A slight chance of storms is included in tonight's forecast, but tomorrow through the weekend should be dry and warmer.  Look for afternoon highs between 100 and 103 degrees this weekend with mostly sunny skies. 

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