Phoenix weather: The remnants of Simon

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- Tropical Storm Simon has now only a Tropical Depression and soon will be listed as a remnant.

That remnant of moisture is being pulled into Arizona bringing a chance for rain over the next 36 hours or so. Right now, it looks like the heaviest rain is headed into western Arizona and the mountains of the state. However, we could see around ½” of rain around metro Phoenix, with some localized areas potentially getting more.

The clouds from today have resulted in some unseasonably cool temperatures. And the trend, with highs in the 80s, will probably last until the end of the week. As we dry out, it will warm up a little. By the weekend in the Valley, we’re looking at lots of sunshine and highs in the low-90s, so not quite as warm as last weekend.

Tuesday night we’re expecting mainly light to moderate showers to develop around Phoenix, and most of that activity will be on the west side of town. But overnight, the Valley chances will pick up and by Wednesday night, we still think rainfall amounts of about ½” will hold. Southern Arizona is trending a bit wetter at this point. And in the mountains, we could see up to an inch of rain.