Flash flood watch for metro Phoenix

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by Meteorologist Royal Norman

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Posted on August 29, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 30 at 12:29 PM

PHOENIX -- The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for much of central and western Arizona. The watch area includes the Phoenix metro area and runs until 11 p.m. on Thursday night.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are ripe to see thunderstorms develop that could produce a lot of rain in a short period of time.

Wednesday night on the west side of the Valley, we had numerous reports of 1 inch of rain or more. And we’re sort of expecting that same type of thing through Saturday morning. 

After that, we’ll see a bit of a drying trend for Phoenix to finish out the Labor Day weekend. However, if you’re headed to the high country (or live there) you have a chance to see thunderstorms right through the holiday weekend.

So far on Thursday, the high temp at Sky Harbor Airport was 100 degrees. A little break in the clouds brought that warming. We are expecting that on Friday, high temperatures around metro Phoenix will be in the 90s.

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