MOST ACCURATE FORECAST: Excessive Heat Warning in place this weekend

Posted at 5:52 AM, Jul 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-17 02:23:49-04

PHOENIX — PHOENIX — Monsoon 2022 is bringing more storms to Arizona today.

Here in the Valley, we'll see a slight chance for storms this evening. Some of the storms could become severe as well, so watch out for gusty winds, blowing dust, lightning, and brief downpours with any of the storms that move in.

Downpours and flash flooding near our wildfire burn scars have been the biggest threats across the high country and that risk will continue through the weekend.

As high pressure remains near the Four Corners this weekend, temperatures will continue to top out above 110 degrees and monsoon storm chances will stay in the forecast.

With Valley highs hitting 112, the Phoenix Metro Area remains under an Excessive Heat Warning on Sunday. Parts of northern Arizona are also under Excessive Heat Warnings now through Wednesday, including Marble Canyon, Glen Canyon and the Grand Canyon.

Therefore, an ABC15 Weather Action Day is in effect today as a reminder to take action to keep yourself and your family safe in this heat. Drink more water than usual and limit your time outside during the day.

We're also tracking air quality issues as ozone pollution reaches unhealthy levels Sunday.

An Ozone High Pollution Advisory is in effect across the Valley. If you have any respiratory conditions, like asthma or COPD, limit your time outside or you may have difficulty breathing.


2022 Rainfall totals:

Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 0.87" (-2.36" from average)

Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 1.01"


Daily rainfall reports from all across the Valley can be found here.


Average Monsoon Rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 2.71" of rain

NEW Average Monsoon Rainfall in Phoenix (1991-2020): 2.43" of rain

Average Yearly Rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 8:03" of rain

NEW Average Yearly Rainfall in Phoenix (1991-2020): 7.22" of rain

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