Valley soaked during week of huge sporting events

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- The first major rain for the Valley this year will continue to bring scattered showers overnight through Saturday.

As of 2 p.m. Friday at Sky Harbor Airport, 0.54 inch of rain had fallen. However, in Fountain Hills and parts of Mesa, rainfall totals were already over 1 inch.

Temperatures throughout Friday hovered in the upper 50s.

The center of the storm will be working its way through Mexico over the weekend. For Saturday, it will still be sending us a lot of clouds, cool temps and scattered showers. We think most Valley locations will end up with storm totals in the 1/2 to 1 inch range.

The good news is that by Saturday night, the storm will be breaking up and weakening across Arizona. And by Sunday, the day of the Super Bowl in Glendale, we’ll see lots of sunshine and warm up to 70 degrees.

In the high country, rainfall amounts have also been impressive with this warm storm. Forest Lakes, Pine, Dewey and Williams have recorded an inch or more of rain since Thursday night.

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PHOENIX -- Widespread showers are expected to continue Friday in the Valley with a slight chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms. 

With cloudy and cool conditions, we'll top out with a high of just 61 degrees.

A low pressure system continues to draw copious amounts of moisture into Arizona.

Showers are expected to stay widespread across the Valley metro area on Friday, but become more occasional Friday night and Saturday. 

Rain chances are still fairly high for Saturday, but will be more off and on in nature. 

Temperatures will top out about ten degrees below average both days with highs in the low 60s. 

Rainfall amounts could be near an inch total for the Valley, with about half an inch of precipitation already recorded between Thursday night and Friday morning.

Snow levels are expected to stay high, so this will be mostly rain with a bit of snow at most spots in the high country. 

Snow levels are expected to drop Saturday morning and Flagstaff could see an inch or two of snow. 

The storm moves out by Sunday and the second half of the weekend will be partly cloudy with a high of about 68 degrees on Sunday.