Thursday rainstorms and lightning

Heavy rains at Sky Harbor Airport

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Sky Harbor International Airport got an impressive amount of rain on Friday, beating a daily record last set in 2002.

After heavy rain fed washes became swollen, a man on a raft enjoys a ride down Indian Bend wash in Scottsdale.

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.

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.


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