Phoenix weather: Sky Harbor dry spell ends, more storms on the way

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by Kim Quintero

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Posted on July 19, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 19 at 8:40 AM

PHOENIX -- It's official. The 101-day dry streak ended at Sky Harbor early Friday morning, after a swath of rain dropped 0.03 inch.  There could be more wet weather on the horizon as an area of low pressure churns in northern Mexico.

This upper-level low is pumping deep moisture into the region. It's also pushing small disturbances into the state, allowing unsettled weather to reign supreme through the weekend.

 

In the Valley Friday afternoon and evening, storm chances range from 30 to 40 percent. We're forecasting a high of 105 degrees in Phoenix. Any storms that make an appearance in the Valley will move in from the north.

The best chance for stormy weather should be Saturday in the Valley, when precipitation chances hit 50 percent during the afternoon and evening hours. Any storms that develop could produce heavy rain, gusty winds, dangerous lightning, blowing dust or flash flooding.

Another round of storms will return Sunday afternoon, with storm chances dropping off for the start of the new work week.

Afternoon high temperatures in the Valley will be cooler, hitting right around 100 degrees.

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