First Alert Weather Day saw few isolated evening storms in Phoenix area but could we see more overnight?
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — We saw a few spotty thunderstorms in north Phoenix on Monday evening. One of those storms produced about ½ inch of rain. But most everyone else stayed dry. Also, this morning, nearly an inch of rain fell south of the Valley and the Watermann Wash in Rainbow Valley was running across Riggs Road. The moist weather pattern that is set up over Arizona means that we will continue our First Alert for potential flash flooding. The National Weather Service is also continuing a flash flood watch for much of Arizona through Wednesday morning. However, the flood watch has been in effect since Sunday and we’ve seen very little flash flooding, really. Only on tiny scales has the flash flooding materialized, which, in many ways, is a good thing, especially around our state’s burn scars.
The many weather models we used haven’t been super helpful the past several days. It’s as if the amount of moisture has overwhelmed the computers in some ways, like, it’s not used to dealing with this much moisture. Still, on Monday, we had active clusters in northern Arizona. And it appears the highest threat for flash flooding is in southeast Arizona in terms of total amounts, but we still have concerns for the Flagstaff and Globe area burn scars. At this point, we’d put the chance for thunderstorms around 30% Monday night and 40% for Tuesday.
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