Phoenix weather: Valley dries out after Simon brings rainPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- After several days of cloudy skies and a few rain showers brought on by the remnants of former Hurricane Simon, drier air will filter into the Valley Thursday afternoon and continue throughout the state into the weekend.
Thursday morning, a thunderstorm that swept through eastern Maricopa County and north central Pinal country created flooding problems and prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Flood Warning until 11:45 a.m. A rain sensor monitored by the Maricopa County Flood Control District showed Apache Junction received nearly two inches of rain within an hour.
Meanwhile, a camera out of Flagstaff from the 3TV Forecasters 360 Weatherbug Network showed the San Francisco Peaks had a coating of snow.
As the remnants of Simon track northeast out of Arizona through tonight, a dry northwesterly flow will infiltrate the state. This will bring clearing skies, drier air and warming temperatures.
Daytime highs will hang around in the 80s Thursday and Friday in the Phoenix-metro, then return to the low 90s by the weekend. No rain is expected after today through at least early next week.