First Alert Weather Day: Flash flood watch on Friday
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Not a bad start to our morning with temperatures in the 80s. This afternoon, we will see a high of around 105. Isolated storms moved into the West Valley on Wednesday afternoon, while the East Valley saw a dust storm. Only several gauges recorded rainfall.
Starting Thursday through Sunday, we will see monsoon moisture grow with an increasing chance of showers and thunderstorms. Heavy rainfall and some local flooding are likely Friday through Sunday. The National Weather Service just issued a Flash Flood Watch that covers most of the state of Arizona for Friday morning through Saturday night.
Temperatures will drop starting Thursday. Highs on Friday and Saturday will be in the upper 80s to the lower 90s, below our average high of 105.
Rainfall totals will be impressive through Sunday; most areas could see .75″ to 2.5″ of rain in Maricopa, Pinal and Gila counties. The higher amounts of rain will be south and east of Phoenix and in the high country.
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