PHOENIX — A round of monsoon storms formed Tuesday afternoon and moved into the Valley at a rapid pace.
Storm chances will continue overnight and through the day on Wednesday with Valley highs only in the upper 90s.
Iris Hermosillo will have live updates on monsoon activity around the Valley starting at 4:30 a.m. on ABC15 Mornings.
The National Weather Service issued a Blowing Dust Advisory for the Phoenix metro area until 9 p.m. and a Flash Flood Watch until 1 a.m.
Here is a look at the latest updates on the storms.
1050 PM (MST) - Another large area of light to moderate rain, and a few embedded lightning strikes, is moving up from Phoenix late this evening. Drive safe, many area roads will stay wet tonight. #azwx pic.twitter.com/odXRxF0jDv— NWS Flagstaff (@NWSFlagstaff) July 31, 2019
[9:37 PM MST] Widespread rain with embedded thunderstorms are ongoing across the Valley, with isolated pockets of heavy rain. Watch for minor flooding on roadways and be careful driving on the slick roads. #azwx pic.twitter.com/VPiMQsd2iN— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 31, 2019
810 PM (MST) - Here is a little tidbit, if you drove from Phoenix to Flagstaff (or vice-versa) right now, the entire I-17 corridor is under light to moderate rainfall. Not a great time to travel, slow down and watch for slick spots. #azwx pic.twitter.com/DErtZ3MPDH— NWS Flagstaff (@NWSFlagstaff) July 31, 2019
Round 2!— Amber Sullins (@AmberSullins) July 31, 2019
Another round of storms rolling in from the south right now.
Gilbert and Queen Creek hit first, then Chandler, Tempe and Mesa.
Watch out for heavy rain, lightning and damaging winds. #abc15wx #azwx pic.twitter.com/VwJeCFpQyD
Heavy rain is being seen across the region.— City of Maricopa (@CityofMaricopa) July 31, 2019
Use caution while driving and NEVER enter a washed out or flooded road! pic.twitter.com/D2a2XD2RIf
Flash Flood Warning including Sacaton AZ until 10:15 PM MST pic.twitter.com/CWmGtWjuBm— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 31, 2019
Officials with Sky Harbor International Airport said 19 arriving flights and 5 departing flights were delayed as a result of the storms around the Valley. Officials recommend travelers check the status of their particular flight with their airline.
ROADWAYS CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING:— AJ Police Department (@AJPoliceDept) July 31, 2019
IRONWOOD & LOST DUTCHMAN IN ALL DIRECTIONS
DELAWARE & TEPEE IN ALL DIRECTIONS. STAY OUT OF FLOODED ROADWAYS. #ajtraffic
Parts of the southeast Valley have already seen more than a half-inch of rainfall as a result of this afternoon's monsoon storms.
CHECK RAINFALL TOTALS HERE
Report of a thunderstorm wind gust of 68 mph measured at Mesa Falcon Field.— Iris Hermosillo (@IrisABC15) July 31, 2019
Now is the time to get indoors as this severe thunderstorm moves through the Valley. Storm capable of producing wind gusts near 70mph. Alert in edddct until 5:45pm#abc15wx pic.twitter.com/B32PHEk16F
There are nearly 4,000 SRP customers currently without power in the southeast Valley after a line of monsoon storms moved through. As of 5:15, APS was not reporting any outages in the Phoenix metro area.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Mesa AZ, Scottsdale AZ, Tempe AZ until 5:45 PM MST pic.twitter.com/t9vURWjBMK— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 31, 2019
Flash Flood Warning including Apache Junction AZ, Gold Canyon AZ until 8:30 PM MST pic.twitter.com/VrPH4xywR5— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 30, 2019
Storms starting to move into the Valley now. Watch out for much more as we head through this evening.— Amber Sullins (@AmberSullins) July 30, 2019
Blowing Dust Advisory until 9 p.m.
Flash Flood Watch until 1 a.m. #abc15wx #azwx pic.twitter.com/GEwJOllblx