Storm system brings rain and wind to parts of Phoenix Metro

PHOENIX – A storm system brought rain and wind to various areas of the Phoenix metro Monday evening.

North Phoenix and parts of Scottsdale recorded 0.04 inches of rain as of 5:30 p.m., according to the Maricopa County Flood Control District rain gauges.

The storm also brought wind gusts of more than 30 to 40 mph and blown dust in some areas, according to the National Weather Service, along with Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. registration a 48 mph gust of wind.

Showers would likely continue throughout the evening with precipitation amounts between a tenth and a quarter inch, with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.

Wet weather is expected to continue into the morning and early afternoon Tuesday before moving out of the region in the evening.

The storm also sent temperatures down in the valley after a weekend that saw the mercury hit the mid-90s.

Monday’s high was recorded at 83 degrees, but the National Weather Service said the storm dropped temperatures to 68 degrees.

A maximum of 69 degrees is expected Tuesday before rising to 78 degrees with sunny skies Wednesday.

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