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It's a hot day in the Valley of the Sun.
Another day of rain in the Phoenix area is providing some relief to the recent hot temperatures, but authorities are urging travelers to be careful.
Some blowing dust hit the Valley on Thursday night from some storms that fell apart south of Casa Grande, while high pressure continues to build across the state.
HAVANA — Each summer, microscopic dust particles kicked up by African sandstorms blow thousands of miles (kilometers) across the Atlantic to arrive in the Caribbean, limiting airplane pilots' visibility to just a few miles and contributing to the suffering of asthmatics trying to draw breath.
Moisture is gradually increasing with Valley dewpoints climbing into the upper 50s Wednesday afternoon.
After a very active Monday around the Valley and state, conditions have been a tad quieter much of today.
Storms hit hard in parts of the East Valley, causing flooding and downing power lines in Ahwatukee and Tempe, and dropping serious rain across the greater Phoenix area.
Parts of Arizona are expected to be hit with scattered severe storms this weekend, with possible flooding thanks to moisture from Tropical Storm Ivo in the Pacific, forecasters said.
Wednesday's high temperature in Phoenix was not as hot as the past several days due to the cloud cover overhead. The high only hit 100 degrees with lows in the mid-80s.
A Blowing Dust Advisory is in effect for the entire Phoenix metro until 9 pm. Parts of the west Valley are under this advisory until 10 pm. Watch for areas of blowing dust that could reduce visibility to as low as one mile.
Overnight you might catch some shooting stars as meteors from the Perseid Meteor Shower will peak.
We're starting out with light showers across Pima, Pinal and Maricopa counties.
The deaths of two people at a scenic overlook in northern Arizona this week bring to 14 the number of people killed by lightning strikes in the U.S. this year, according to the National Weather Service. Many of the victims were enjoying summertime activities like sightseeing, boating, camping and fishing. Weather experts say when thunderstorms roar, you should get out of the water, drop the sporting equipment and flee to a safe area inside a building or a vehicle.
A blazing heat wave expected to send the mercury soaring to nearly 120 degrees in Phoenix and Las Vegas over the weekend has settled across the West, threatening to ground airliners and forcing cities to set up cooling stations for the homeless and elderly.
Kudos to ABC15’s Amber Sullins and her fellow meteorologists for their pre-monsoon special. After almost 40 years of watching news ‘warning’ presentations each monsoon season, their production was without a doubt the best we’ve ever viewed. Unlike many weather reports (‘watching paint dry’), it was entertaining as well.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A heat wave hitting Alaska may not rival the blazing heat of Phoenix or Las Vegas, but to residents of the 49th state, the days of hot weather feel like a stifling oven — or a tropical paradise.
Arizona’s summer monsoon season presents the most dangerous weather of the year in the state.
What do Newtown and Moore have in common? They were both heartbreaking tragedies, of course. But they were also targeted by opportunistic politicians eager to push their left-wing ideological agendas.
Powerful winds raked much of California on Monday, toppling trees, spreading wildfires, causing scattered power outages, whipping up blinding dust storms, and sending waves crashing ashore as a vigorous spring weather system swept through the state on its way across the West.
A winter storm brought snow to the Tucson area and hail and sleet to the Phoenix metropolitan area Wednesday, disrupting flights, making for slushy rush-hour commutes and creating the rare sight of flurries at a professional golf event in southern Arizona.
This time, Oil Conglomerates and Petroleum Rich Nations, I’ve got your number. You know, the big two-foot tall ones in front of gas stations. You’ve tried to sneak up nasty price hikes on us before, literally by nickeling and diming. Well, I’m here to warn you, I’ve got you figured out. Yessiree. I am no longer going to be Mr. Nice Self-Serve Customer.
‘Weather or Not: Art With Atmosphere’ - Weather may not be one of Arizona’s top concerns, but it’s still pretty amazing. Thanks to the new exhibit at Arizona Museum for Youth — which includes artistic representations of wind, rain, sleet, snow, tornado, hurricane, fog and sun, and a hands-on tornado-making activity — your kids can learn all about meteorology and climatology in an interactive environment.
Look for Valley fog and patchy rain to taper off through mid to late morning in the Valley.
A Pacific storm rolling in will bring high winds, chances for rain and mountain snow, and a major drop in temperatures!
Chandler Christian Community Center will host a family day of play in the snow Jan. 26.