Phoenix weather: Lingering rain chances

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- Much of the moisture from the breakup of the former Tropical Storm Simon stayed well to the south of metro Phoenix. As a result, rainfall totals were much less than forecast.

Some areas, especially in the West Valley, got very little rain while the East Valley was leading the way.

San Tan Valley got 0.4 of an inch of rain. Chandler and Sun Lakes got about one-third of an inch.

With the clouds, temperatures were much cooler on Wednesday all around the Valley with early afternoon temperatures only in the 70s.

The storm, as weak as it is, will only slowly exit Arizona. As a result, we still have a chance for overnight showers into the morning hours of Thursday around metro Phoenix.

Some areas may get more rain from these potential “backside” showers than the initial band of rain.

However, we think by Thursday afternoon we’ll see a fair amount of sunshine, which could help produce an isolated shower or two Thursday afternoon and evening.

Then we’ll dry things out and warm up as we head toward the weekend. Highs around metro Phoenix are expected in the low 90s, cooler than last weekend.