First Alert Weather Day: Storms fade for the Phoenix area
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - In the late afternoon, the weather became very active around metro Phoenix with a series of thunderstorms collapsing nearby and sending outflow boundaries our way. Those gust fronts picked up a lot of dust, especially in Pinal County and the East Valley, resulting in numerous dust storm warnings. Visibilities in several locations in the east and western parts of the metro area dropped to about ¼ of a mile. The storm quickly dissipated and brought only blowing dust to much of the metro area. A few spots in the Valley got measurable rain, but only a few.
The Flagstaff area also had to deal with flash flooding on Wednesday on two of its burn scars, the Pipeline and the Museum. The Museum Fire scar actually got about an inch of rain, but officials say all the efforts to control such flooding worked. No homes or businesses were impacted.
It is possible that storms and showers will refire during the overnight hours. If so, we expect them to be isolated, with brief heavy rain and gusty winds. After Thursday morning, the threat of monsoon storms in the Valley looks like it will disappear for the entire holiday weekend. We can expect season temps and a fair amount of humidity, but no rain.
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