Phoenix weather: Stormy Tuesday?

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by April Warnecke

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Posted on September 3, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 3 at 6:12 PM

PHOENIX -- It was an active start to the day as storms developed during the early morning hours in the Phoenix metro area.  Showers first moved through Central Phoenix and Scottsdale around 3:30 a.m., dumping about 0.1 inch rain before moving north and dissipating.  Round two moved south to north across the East Valley, waking up residents there with some pretty impressive thunder and lightning to go along with the monsoon rain.

Watch: Tower cam video of morning showers

There's a decent chance for more rain later today in the Valley.  Look for a partly sunny afternoon with temperatures peaking near 106 degrees.  A weather disturbance called an inverted trough is moving into Arizona from New Mexico today.  This disturbance, combined with ample monsoon moisture present over our state, should be enough to spark showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.  For the Valley, there's a 50 percent chance of showers into the evening hours.

Storm chances are slim for Wednesday through Friday in the Valley, but may pick up a bit as we head into the weekend. 

Afternoon temperatures are expected to stay above average through the rest of this week. 

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