PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Sky Harbor International Airport got an impressive amount of rain on Friday, beating a daily record last set in 2002.
The National Weather Service of Phoenix says that, as of noon, Sky Harbor has received about 0.44 inches of rain. The previous record, set in 2002, was 0.41 inches. Friday's storms also marked the first time a temperature under 80 degrees was recorded at noon during the month of July since July 4, 2012.
Sky Harbor has broken the daily record for rainfall today with 0.44 inches so far. The old daily record was 0.41 inches set in 2002. The rain has kept it cool with a noontime temp. of 74°, the first time a sub-80° temp. has been recorded in July at noon since July 4, 2012. #azwx— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 23, 2021
Several parts of the Valley were hit with several inches of rain, including in Phoenix and Scottsdale. Arizona's Family witnesses several cars being washed away on I-17 at Greenway Road. Flash flood watches and warnings have continued to be issued in several areas into the weekend. In Scottsdale, the monsoon storms caused road closures, power outages and closed a city park.
Arizona's Weather Authority team continues to forecast periods of storms and heavy rainfall through at least Saturday. However, chances for scattered storms and rain continue into early next week. Click here for rainfall totals.