First Alert Weather Day: Dust advisory for south Phoenix, flash flooding for high country, East Valley
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Storms are passing through parts of the Valley tonight, with some areas getting hail, heavy rain, and wind.
The Valley’s southeastern region is getting blowing dust, that’s picking up and heading west through the area. Showers and storms will continue, bringing gusty winds and heavy rain in northern and eastern Arizona. On Loop 303, visibility is very low due to heavy rain and winds. A Dust Storm Advisory until 9 p.m. is in effect along Loop 303 and parts of the I-10.
Check out this viewer photo of some flooding in a neighborhood near Loop 303 and Bell Road:
To the south, there is a Blowing Dust Advisory in effect this evening for areas like Maricopa, Florence, and Casa Grande. The highest risk of strong winds will be along the I-8 corridor.
Lake Pleasant and the surrounding area are starting to see heavy rain and there is a possibility for hail. If you are outdoors in the area, officials ask that you seek shelter as soon as possible for your safety. Wind gusts could reach up to 60 miles per hour, with the capability of causing significant damage. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued through Monday morning for areas like Payson, Prescott, and down south in Tucson.
Here is a still taken from an ADOT camera around 7:30 p.m. Sunday night:
Storm chances are on the increase this afternoon and evening, and rain chances will continue throughout the work week as well. Some areas across the state, like the Elden Mountains in Flagstaff, have already gotten an inch of rain in a short time period. A Shelter In Place Order is still in effect for these areas in Coconino County: Cheshire, Coconino Estates, Creighton Estates, Coyote Springs, Anasazi Ridge, and Rio de Flag.
One viewer in Winslow shared this flooding photo with us earlier Sunday afternoon:
Some viewers in Sierra Vista sent us photos of the hail they got in their area Sunday afternoon. Check it out!
Temperatures look to be below average for this time of the year, around 100-103 for the next few days. The average for this time of the year is 105.
To check the weather heading into the Valley, check out our First Alert Weather radar below:
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