Storms could dampen holiday weekend festivities

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by Kim Quintero

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Video report by Jason Volentine and Kim Quintero

Posted on August 31, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Updated Saturday, Aug 31 at 5:18 PM

PHOENIX -- Deep monsoon moisture continues to linger across all of Arizona Saturday, bringing another good chance of storms area-wide during the afternoon and evening hours.

The best coverage will be in the high country, but the Valley could see a few isolated storms as well.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect across Mohave County and portions of Coconino County through Saturday evening.

Boaters and swimmers hitting area lakes should keep an eye to the sky and watch for towering cumulus clouds Saturday afternoon, which is a sure sign storms could explode at any moment.

In Phoenix, look for a high of 102 under partly cloudy skies with a 30 percent chance of isolated storms during the afternoon and evening.

Sunday, monsoon moisture pushes to the west, bringing a better chance of showers and storms across western and northwestern Arizona. In the Valley, look for mostly sunny skies with a stray afternoon storm possible and a high of 104.

We will return to a more typical monsoon pattern next week. As humidity decreases, temperatures across the Valley will rise. We’ll be back to afternoons in Phoenix of around 105 to 107.

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