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WHAT TO EXPECT: Monsoon storm chances continue this holiday weekend

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Monsoon Storm Chances
Posted at 10:46 AM, Jun 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-03 22:43:22-04

Showers and thunderstorm chances continue across our state through 4th of July weekend.

LIVE RADAR: Tracking storms across Arizona

Monsoon moisture is streaming into our state and getting a slight boost from the tropics with the remnants of what was once Hurricane Enrique down in the Gulf of California.

For the old school monsoon trackers, Friday was the third straight day with dew points at or above 55°, marking the "unofficial" beginning of the monsoon in Phoenix. Monsoon season officially began for the entire Southwest on June 15.

While storms are more likely over the higher terrain and across southeastern Arizona, there's still a chance for a few storms in the Valley too.

Any storms that develop will be capable of producing dangerous lightning strikes, high winds and blowing dust.

Remember to "Pull Aside, Stay Alive" if you get caught in a dust storm. Visibility could drop in an instant, so pull all the way off the road, turn off your lights, take your foot off the brake, and wait until conditions improve.

We could also see flash flooding and debris flows near any of our burn scars from recent wildfires.

It takes as little as half an inch of rain to start flash flooding in the area of a burn scar. So, if you're in or live near a burn scar, be prepared to evacuate, and get to higher ground if necessary.