Monsoon storm hits parts of Phoenix and west Valley cities Saturday evening

Monsoon storms hit parts of Phoenix and the west Valley Saturday evening
Published: Aug. 20, 2022 at 6:22 PM MST|Updated: Aug. 20, 2022 at 10:31 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — While heavy rain fell earlier Saturday in isolated areas of Pinal and Coconino counties, several areas in the west Valley and parts of Phoenix were blanketed by a fast-moving monsoon storm Saturday evening.

Saturday is a First Alert Weather day, as much of the state is under a Flood Watch until 11 p.m. MST. Storms are forming near Prescott late this afternoon, hours after Flagstaff was hit once again with heavy rains. The National Weather Service has issued several Flash Flood warnings some areas in Maricopa County, many of which have been allowed to expire.

The AP reports that heavy rain closed roads in Tucson earlier in the day, with storms that dumped three inches of rain in the mountains northeast of town. Meanwhile, more than one-half inch of rain fell over the course of 11 minutes near Queen Creek. Click or tap here to see rainfall totals where you are.

Monsoon activity is expected to increase throughout the evening hours. Stay up to date with the latest weather information by downloading our First Alert Weather app, available for both iOS and Android.

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