Phoenix gets first rain in 2 months; First Alert Weather Day set for Saturday

Expect overnight rain diminishing and cooler temperatures on Friday
Published: Nov. 16, 2023 at 6:27 AM MST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2023 at 1:11 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — After two long, dry months, measurable rain has finally fallen at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

It wasn’t much overnight, just .06″ and it mostly fell between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Some other trace amounts fell in the southeast Valley and up in the Fountain Hills area. Valley highs have dropped from the upper 80s to the upper 70s across most locations. Parts of the East Valley and the Gila Bend got some rain on Thursday night. We have pulled back the First Alert weather days for the rest of Thursday and Friday, but it is still in place for a good chance for more measurable rain on Saturday.

But first, expect lows in the mid-60s overnight Thursday night with partly sunny skies on Friday with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. Showers should begin early Saturday morning and last, off and on, through mainly the noon hour. However, there is a chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms on the backside of the storm. We’re expecting most Valley locations to get between 1/10″ and ¼” of rain, though some northern areas of the Valley may get a bit more.

Again, this is why we First Alert, to give those folks who have morning activities or charity events planned to realize it won’t be a rain out, but more on and off light showers. This also is a heads-up for the ASU fans for the 2 p.m. kickoff against Oregon. We don’t expect any watches or warnings across the state. It’s a warm storm so we only anticipate snow on the very highest mountain tops of our state. On Sunday through Wednesday, expect dry and warmer conditions for pleasant Thanksgiving week travel.

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