Monsoon ramps up into new week

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- Storms stayed clear of the Valley Sunday afternoon, but the chance for a little monsoon action in the Phoenix-metro area increases into the new work week.

Doppler radar lit up Sunday afternoon along the Mogollon Rim and White Mountains as thunderstorms produced flooding rains, hail, gusty winds and lightning.

There is still the potential of some outflow boundaries from these storms making their way into the Valley Sunday evening, which could set off new isolated storms or blowing dust.

Monday in the Valley should kick off with cloud cover, high humidity and temperatures in the low to mid 80s. Showers and storms will redevelop in the high country Monday afternoon, with chances increasing in the Valley during the evening hours. Highs in the Phoenix area will be around 107.

The best chance to see storms in the Valley will be starting Tuesday morning through Wednesday. Deep monsoon moisture increasing from the southeast and a few disturbances are expected to trigger some activity across much of the state during this time frame.

By the end of the week, conditions are expected to dry out once again.