Valley sees a brief break from monsoon storms

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by Kim Quintero

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azfamily.com

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 25 at 1:56 PM

PHOENIX -- The Valley of the Sun is drying out after a weekend of drenching rain. Chances for monsoon storms will be low through midweek.

An area of low pressure responsible for a wet and wild weekend is moving north from Mexico into California. As it does, a drier air mass will move in along with a ridge of high pressure.

This high will also allow temperatures to heat up.

On Monday afternoon, the afternoon high at Sky Harbor was only 96 degrees. Normal for this time of year is 106.

Shower and storm activity found in the mountains Monday afternoon will continue through the evening hours before ending overnight. A Flash Flood Watch continues for Northern Arizona through Monday night. Storms and showers are expected to continue to fire up in the mountains through the rest of the week, although coverage should be more isolated.

On Tuesday, expect mostly sunny skies in the Valley, with a slight chance of a stray shower or storm. We’re expecting a high of 103 in Phoenix.

Storm chances will drop off Wednesday and Thursday as temperatures heat to around 105 in the Valley. Better chances for monsoon storms will pick up on Friday and into the weekend.

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