First Alert Weather: Monsoon storms hit the Phoenix area
MARICOPA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — The Phoenix area got its first major taste of the monsoon in 2022. Scattered showers hit the Valley on Thursday afternoon. There were several severe storm warnings for the region starting around 4 p.m. and lasting until 5:15 p.m. While Phoenix Sky Harbor didn’t get any measurable rain, several neighborhoods got around a quarter of an inch.
A major storm formed near Maricopa and hit the town around 2 p.m. While that one fizzled heading toward the Valley, a different one formed around the Laveen area and made its way through central Phoenix. The wet weather caused slick roads during the evening commute in the Valley. The storm was moving at about 10 miles per hour and got up to more than 30,000 feet. Along with the rain, it brought dust, strong winds and possibly hail.
The Flagstaff also got hit with scattered showers. The Globe-Miami area received rain and there are concerns about winds getting up to 50 miles an hour with pea-sized hail possible.
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