PHOENIX — The Valley has been hammered by monsoon storms from Thursday night through Sunday morning, with some spots seeing over an inch of rain, widespread power outages, plus major damage from strong winds and excessive flooding.
We're set to keep seeing the storms into later today, so stay safe out there! Check latest rainfall totals.
Follow the latest updates below
With all this rain, Phoenix has been remarkably cool the last 3 days!— Amber Sullins (@AmberSullins) July 26, 2021
Highs only in the low 80s, more than 20 degrees below normal.
Today, we tied a century-old record with a high of just 81º at Sky Harbor.#abc15 #abc15wx #azwx #az #wx #arizona #weather #phoenix #azmonsoon pic.twitter.com/zRV4bQjosi
Officially at Sky Harbor, July 2021 has 1.67", the wettest July since 2013 and 17th wettest on record (since 1896). For the monsoon thus far, at 1.84" it is the 17th wettest start on record. Normal rainfall for the entire season is 2.43" (based on 1991-2020).— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 26, 2021
540PM General downward trend in activity right now though pockets of strong storms & heavy rain remain. Washes may continue to flow from earlier heavy rains. Continue to monitor weather alerts for details. #azwx #cawx pic.twitter.com/M4pG2JZXCk— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 26, 2021
Incredible rainfall totals across the Valley over the last few days!— Amber Sullins (@AmberSullins) July 25, 2021
Sky Harbor got 1.29", but other Valley spots are over 2". Parts of Scottsdale got more than 4"!
In Phoenix, we only got 1" ALL of Monsoon 2020. #abc15 #abc15wx #azwx #az #wx #arizona #weather #monsoon2021 pic.twitter.com/Rxazyw7Hws
345PM Radar Update: Showers & a few storms continue to circulate around a low moving through the region. Locally very heavy rain is possible - monitor for warnings into the evening. #azwx pic.twitter.com/xwt7htvevu— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 25, 2021
Flash Flood Warning continues for Gila County, AZ, Maricopa County, AZ until 6:15 PM MST pic.twitter.com/60D0whH4b9— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 25, 2021
1:15 PM Update: Showers continue to producing locally heavy rainfall and flash flooding across south-central AZ this afternoon. Numerous Flash Flood Warnings are in effect so avoid travel if possible. #azwx pic.twitter.com/ucUWbUoFOt— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 25, 2021
Flash Flood Warning continues for Avondale AZ, Goodyear AZ, Buckeye AZ until 3:00 PM MST pic.twitter.com/junxXNvifO— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 25, 2021
The girl’s grandparents say they’re not giving up. pic.twitter.com/qPNypX8g0S— Patrick Hayes (@ABC15Patrick) July 25, 2021
3 cars stuck in the flooded intersection at 107th Avenue and Union Hills Drive. @PeoriaPoliceAZ and @PeoriaFire help people out. Glad everyone is safe. #TurnAroundDontDrown #Monsoon2021 ☔⛈ @KTAR923 pic.twitter.com/2yXVi729zP— Martha Maurer (@MaurerMartha) July 25, 2021
Three-hour rainfall totals from @FCDFloodInfo gauges showing widespread 1-2.5" over the West Valley, including Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Surprise, and Glendale. Multiple Flash Flood Warnings are in effect. Remember - turn around, don't drown!#azwx pic.twitter.com/TGFaCefTVz— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 25, 2021
For south-central AZ, flooding potential remains high today (already in progress in some spots). Shower and storm activity trends downward Monday and Tuesday and temperatures increase. #azwx pic.twitter.com/GsJJ1jkuGy— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 25, 2021
For southwest AZ and far southeast CA, shower and thunderstorm chances increase today and Monday followed by a downtrend Tuesday. With the storm activity comes the potential for flash flooding. #azwx #cawx pic.twitter.com/bB4YQKY7oR— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 25, 2021
1112am: Trained Spotters are reporting severe street flooding in Sun City in/near 99th Ave. and Bell Rd. Motorists should avoid the area! #azwx— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 25, 2021
Flash Flood Warnings in the Valley right now.— Amber Sullins (@AmberSullins) July 25, 2021
LIVE RADAR on my FB page: https://t.co/TVzRnBs7JC#abc15 #abc15wx #az #wx #arizona #weather #azwx #monsoon2021 #azmonsoon #phoenix pic.twitter.com/VBorQssaok
I-10 near 75th Avenue: Right and center lanes are closed for a large amount of water in the lanes.— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) July 25, 2021
Please slow down. If visibility is too low, #pullasidestayalive. Delay travel if you can.
Check your ADOT apps: https://t.co/MxTvyyEdpM #i10 #aztraffic pic.twitter.com/oCBYzCLQQl
12:15 PM MST Radar Update: A storm has developed near Globe and is producing very heavy rainfall. 1”-1.5” has already fallen in some locations. Areas impacted by this storm include Kellner Canyon, Bloody Tanks Wash, and parts of US-60 and Highway 188. #azwx pic.twitter.com/0jZCaiZdjv— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 24, 2021
Yesterday, Sky Harbor recorded a new daily rainfall total of 0.80 inches. This broke the old record of 0.41 inches set in 2002. Rainfall for the monsoon (since June 15th) is at 1.72 inches at Sky Harbor through 11:45 AM MST today. #azwx pic.twitter.com/dDqmVBmURp— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 24, 2021
The active weather pattern will continue through the weekend with a high chance (70-80%) of showers and thunderstorms through Sunday afternoon. Storm impacts will include heavy rainfall capable of producing flash flooding and gusty winds. #azwx 1/2 pic.twitter.com/OUvvHIFZkc— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 24, 2021
Parts of the southeast Valley are continue to get rain.— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) July 24, 2021
Please slow down, leave plenty of space between cars and brake gently.
Check your route before you head out with the AZ511 and ADOT Alerts apps: https://t.co/MxTvyymCye #phxtraffic pic.twitter.com/dTl8fZtWkB
So far today 65% of the Phoenix area has seen some rain, with an average of about 0.1". Potential for heavy rain and flash flooding continues through tomorrow. #azwx https://t.co/U0wzPxoCEM pic.twitter.com/CVT7koLCNN— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 24, 2021
Sky Harbor picked up 0.09” of rain this morning, meaning that #Monsoon2021 has nearly just as much rainfall as Monsoon 2019 and Monsoon 2020…COMBINED!— Jorge Torres (@JorgeTWeather) July 24, 2021
Monsoon 2019 + 2020 = 1.66”
Monsoon 2021 = 1.64”
Monsoon season ends in late September ⛈ @abc15 #azwx #abc15wx
Phoenix has picked up as much rain in the last 24 hours as we did in all of Monsoon 2020. Tonight on @abc15 at ten - it's about the damage, rescues, incredible visuals and stories of those caught in the storms. pic.twitter.com/QwGSUL3fId— Luke Garrison (@AZProducerLuke) July 24, 2021
Phoenix has picked up more rainfall in the past 24 hours than ALL of Monsoon 2020! 1.01" since last night.— Jorge Torres (@JorgeTWeather) July 24, 2021
Only 1.00" fell from mid-June through September of last year @abc15 #azwx #abc15wx #Monsoon2021 pic.twitter.com/gMJw7c4JVE
All hands on deck for @apsFYI right now, as countless crews work to repair downed power lines & snapped poles on Scottsdale Rd, near Lincoln.— Zach Crenshaw (@ZachCrenshaw) July 23, 2021
Traffic completely diverted S-bound on Scottsdale.
Some businesses have been without power for hours. pic.twitter.com/rqCrP5pwdK
Impressive rainfall totals since yesterday in the Valley!— Jorge Torres (@JorgeTWeather) July 23, 2021
Sky Harbor has almost matched last year's monsoon totals in less than a day!
Scottsdale with more than 3" and counting! @abc15 #azwx #abc15wx #Monsoon2021 pic.twitter.com/EqYo3Oew21
Day 2 of @abc15 Weather Action Coverage as numerous flash flood warnings remain in effect across the Valley.@PHXSkyHarbor with 0.65” of rainfall since midnight and counting.— Jorge Torres (@JorgeTWeather) July 23, 2021
Some parts of Scottsdale picking up more than 3” since yesterday! #azwx #abc15wx #Monsoon2021 pic.twitter.com/zZGzjsDbLA
The rain has started to fall again in Flagstaff..— Nicole Grigg (@NicoleSGrigg) July 23, 2021
It’s already picking up now 🌧 pic.twitter.com/2Bn34y68qT
12:26 p.m. - New rainfall record
With 0.44" of rain recorded at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, that sets a new daily rainfall record for this date. The previous record was 0.41" of rain in 2002, according to the National Weather Service in Phoenix.
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
RECORD rainfall at Phoenix Sky Harbor!— Iris Hermosillo (@IrisABC15) July 23, 2021
0.41 inches has fallen so far since midnight, with more coming down now.
Daily rainfall record has been tied and will likely be broken shortly. #abc15wx #azwx pic.twitter.com/VpyAPw71Xd
Utility pole down on Scottsdale Road. A section of the road --from McDonald Dr. to Lincoln Dr. is closed as several crews work to make repairs. Several businesses along here don't have power. @abc15 pic.twitter.com/SkSBtdGKEA— Claudia Rupcich (@ClaudiaRupcich) July 23, 2021
NOW: Flash Flood Warning until 3pm for this area that includes Fountain Hills.— Iris Hermosillo (@IrisABC15) July 23, 2021
Very heavy rain and a lot of lightning with this storm. Strong winds, too.
It's tracking toward the SW, headed right toward Scottsdale. #abc15wx #azwx @abc15 pic.twitter.com/sanO6h26V3
ROUND II EXPECTED LATER TODAY— Jorge Torres (@JorgeTWeather) July 23, 2021
Via @NWSWPC: Scattered instances of flash flooding are likely to develop across portions of central AZ and west-central NM this afternoon.
Maximum hourly rainfall rates of 1-2"/hr may lead to localized totals of 2-4 inches. @abc15 #azwx #abc15wx pic.twitter.com/g2mj9LM0vD
HEADS UP: Another area of heavy rain and strong thunderstorms, with a LOT of lightning moving into Fountain Hills now.— Iris Hermosillo (@IrisABC15) July 23, 2021
This is moving toward the McDowell Mtns and will likely move into the NE Valley (Scottsdale and N. Phoenix).#abc15wx #azwx #azmonsoon @abc15 pic.twitter.com/5QEE8t9Wsu
Crews are working to restore power, clean up debris and ensure safety across the city in the wake of last night’s storm. All of the washes in the city are closed until further notice due to high water levels. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/ymdNgfOXti— City of Scottsdale (@scottsdaleazgov) July 23, 2021
Scottsdale's McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park will be closed Friday and throughout the weekend due to "extensive storm damage," according to the park's Facebook page and the City of Scottsdale.
A spokesperson for the city said an update on the park's opening status would be given on Monday. The city's three dog parks would also be closed throughout
the weekend because of wet conditions.
Heads up: Storm capable of producing winds in excess of 40mph, pea-sized hail, heavy rain and a lot of lightning is located right near the NE corner of the Loop 101 in Scottsdale.— Iris Hermosillo (@IrisABC15) July 23, 2021
It's tracking to the south at around 10mph. #abc15wx #azwx #azmonsoon pic.twitter.com/HhymWe6Y2K
Some places have seen almost 2 inches of rain since yesterday! @IrisABC15 says more rain is coming over the next few hours and again tonight. @abc15— Allison Rodriguez (@ARodTV) July 23, 2021
Watch Live: https://t.co/Q7LUJLM4z8 pic.twitter.com/d340qzpzJ9
The low temperature at PHX Sky Harbor Airport was 73 degrees. That's 13 degrees below normal. Precipitation from yesterday and so far today has been 0.38 inches.— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 23, 2021
Wow!! Thank you to our @abc15 viewers for sending in your pics of the lightning ⚡️ These are from Peoria and Scottsdale. When it’s safe send in your pics and videos to email@example.com pic.twitter.com/hVa4uvUAob— Allison Rodriguez (@ARodTV) July 23, 2021