Storms could make a dash for the Valley

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- The Valley has a better chance of wet weather heading into the end of the week and the weekend.

Deep monsoon moisture remains in place across Arizona. While high pressure settles over the region, an embedded trough is moving into southern Arizona. This will serve as a lifting mechanism for shower and storm activity in the Valley.

Storms drenched Cave Creek late Wednesday afternoon and tried to move southward. This is the closest the Valley has been to seeing rain since storms rolled through over the weekend.

The best opportunity to see storms will fall once again in northern and eastern Arizona during the afternoon hours Thursday. The main threat from any thunderstorms that do develop will be flooding.

Temperatures in the Valley should hit near seasonal normals. We’re forecasting highs around 105 in Phoenix from Thursday and into the weekend.

Next week, a drier air mass works into the region. Storm chances should drop off and temperature should slightly rise.