First Alert Day: Risk of strong storms, flooding

The Arizona’s Family weather team has issued a First Alert Weather Day for Friday because of the risk of strong storms and flooding.
Published: Aug. 12, 2022 at 7:10 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - The Arizona’s Family weather team has issued a first alert day for Friday because of the risk of strong storms and flooding. Phoenix and much of the state are now under a flash flood watch through this evening. Storms that develop could lead to flooding, especially in mountain communities and areas that have seen wildfire. As of 12: 30 p.m. there were several flash flood warnings in Yavapai, Coconino and Mojave counties.

Today, we have a 30-50% shot to see afternoon and evening storms in the Valley. Gusty winds, dust, lightning, heavy rain and isolated flooding is possible with storms later this afternoon. The mountains will see numerous storms today and into the weekend.

Saturday also holds a chance for storms in Phoenix. So keep that in mind if you have afternoon or evening plans outdoors. Sunday should be more of a down day for storms, but we won’t entirely remove the storm possibility from the forecast. Highs over the weekend in Phoenix will stay in the low 100s.

Next week looks like it could be active by the middle of the week, so stay tuned for the chance for more storms!

Have a great weekend.