Monsoon brings dust, rain to Valley

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- The monsoon returned to the Valley Saturday evening, bringing a massive wall of dust and some thunderstorms.

The National Weather Service issued a dust storm warning for the Phoenix metro area until 8 p.m.

With winds reaching 40 mph, the weather service warned motorists that visibility could suddenly drop to near zero.

"We pulled off on the side of the road," said 3TV producer Jason Berry, who was driving on Interstate 10 from Tucson to Phoenix. "There was a gas station probably about 50 feet in front of us and we couldn't see it, so we were out there for probably about 20-30 minutes just kind of waiting it out."

The dust storm was followed by thunderstorms producing very heavy rain.

Hurricane Norbert is pumping moisture into the state and as a result, the Valley could see half an inch to 2 inches of rain by Tuesday morning.

The highest chances of rain in the Valley appear to be Sunday through Monday afternoon.