Kim Quintero is covering storm damage this morning on GMAZ in Scottsdale. April Warnecke and Ian Schwartz will have your live forecast until 10 a.m. And Gina Maravilla will have your morning commute. You can watch full team coverage here.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- The monsoon storm continues to hit the Valley Friday morning with thunderstorms. Some parts of the Valley is already seeing flooding of the I-17 and Greenway, fallen trees around Scottsdale and other storm related damage.
Power lines are knocked down in some areas and there have been reported power outages that started Thursday night around 9 p.m. As of 4 a.m. Friday, almost 10 thousand customers throughout the Valley were without power. The National Weather Service reports 30,000 lightning strikes between Gila and Maricopa counties last night that contributed to the outages.
Wind gusts hit about 75 miles per hour at Papago Park and 55 miles per hour in Old Town Scottsdale. Two and a half inches of rain near Scottsdale and McDowell Roads, and about an inch and a half of rain fell near Scottsdale and McDowell Roads.
A worker from the City of Scottsdale told Arizona's Family that just before 6 a.m. they had already received 42 calls of trees down.
Several more opportunities for storms and possibly even more damage expected through Friday. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through 11 p.m. on Saturday. If you are heading out on the road Friday, drive carefully.