Storms return to the Valley as Hurricane Odile churns in Pacific

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- One week after former hurricane Norbert helped bring historic flooding to the Valley, a new hurricane will be a player in more heavy rain.

As of Sunday evening, the National Hurricane Center reported Hurricane Odile was a category 3 storm with winds sustained of 125 mph. It was located less than a hundred miles southeast of Baja.

In the coming days, Odile is expected to take a similar path as Norbert and send deep tropical moisture into Arizona once again. This moisture will help fuel storms that may drop heavy amounts of rain.

Monday is expected to be quiet in the Valley with mostly clear skies. Morning lows will be in the low 80s with afternoon highs around 103. Isolated storms are expected to develop in the higher terrain of Arizona Monday afternoon and evening.

A surge of tropical moisture will begin to track into the state Tuesday. There’s much uncertainty on the exact timing and location of the heaviest rainfall, but this may happen anytime between Wednesday and Friday.

As storms track through the Valley, daytime highs will drop into the 90s with overnight lows in the 70s. Drier weather is expected next week.

The 3TV Forecasters will be closely monitoring conditions and bring you the latest updates as they become available. Stay tuned.