Storms hit parts of Arizona, rain expected overnight in Phoenix area

Viewer Giner O'Gaffney took a video of rain and flooding in Morenci, which is northeast of Safford.
Published: Jul. 24, 2022 at 4:07 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Parts of Arizona felt the effects of the monsoon on Sunday evening but the Valley is still waiting for rain. A dust storm made its way through Dolan Springs, which is northwest of Kingman. A viewer sent us a video of rain in Morenci, which is northeast of Safford. There was some blowing dust in the Casa Grande area around 6 p.m. and the National Weather Service issued a dust storm advisory for most of the Phoenix area, but nothing really materialized. Our weather team has issued a First Alert Weather Day from Sunday into Monday due to the storms.

An ongoing flash flood watch has been extended by the National Weather Service until Wednesday for most of Arizona. Already, those living in Casa Grande, Goodyear, Williams, Tonopah, and the Oro Valley area have seen heavy rainfall that’s flooded yards and roadways.

Tonopah area viewer Kelle Blatnik shared this video with us:

Arizona’s Family First Alert weather team issued a First Alert Weather Day from Sunday into Monday in light of the storms.

West of Maricopa, a portion of State Route 238 was flooded at 99th Avenue. ADOT had to close the road in both directions about 10 miles west of State Route 347. It reopened around 7:45 p.m.

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