Storms still threaten Valley after day of historic rain

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
PHOENIX -- After rainfall of historic proportions, the Valley of the Sun may still see a few storms headed into Tuesday.

The rain fell fast and furious early Monday morning as moisture from former hurricane Norbert, combined with a couple of disturbances, tracked into Arizona. Phoenix Sky Harbor saw its wettest day ever, with 3.29” recorded.

Totals around the Valley ranged from two to six inches before 10 a.m. Monday.

A small chance of storms remains in the forecast Monday evening across the Phoenix-metro. Meanwhile, flowing washes and lingering flooded roadways had meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Phoenix extend a Flood Warning for the Greater Phoenix area until 9:45 Monday night.

There’s still enough moisture in place across the Valley to see storms develop again Tuesday afternoon, although nothing like the rain that fell Monday. Otherwise, look for partly sunny skies and highs in the low 90s.

The high country has a better chance for storms and locally heavy rain through Tuesday night.

High pressure is expected to build into Arizona by midweek, kicking off a drying and warming trend into the weekend. Temperatures in the Valley return to triple digit territory by Friday.