The chance of rain is near zero for the rest of the week

How long will the rain last?

If you live in metro Phoenix, you can close your umbrellas as rain chances are near zero starting Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Phoenix.

For a dry monsoon, Tuesday night was unusually wet. The valley saw such thunderstorms that powerful planes flipped over at Falcon Field Airport in Mesa and one school had to close temporarily due to damage.

The National Weather Service in Phoenix said parts of the valley saw wind gusts of 70 to 80 mph with reports of hail, while the Chandler area recorded 1.75 inches of rain.

A strong storm threat was issued for the Valley on Wednesday, but Thursday and the rest of the weekend should dry, with no chances for storms expected early next week.

The National Weather Service in Phoenix expected temperatures to approach slightly above seasonal averages, with a warning of a slight risk of heat. The high temperature on Thursday is expected to reach 98 degrees with sunny skies, and the low temperature is 77 degrees.

High temperatures over the weekend are expected to return to the 100s with a high of 100 degrees on Friday and a high of 103 degrees on Saturday and Sunday. Weekend lows are expected to remain in the high 70s.

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Storm chances remain for Flagstaff

But storms are still expected for Flagstaff.

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff forecast possible storms starting Thursday with a 60% chance of rain. Heading into Friday, the chance of rain and storms is expected to drop to 20% and transition to sunny skies on Saturday and Sunday.

“Areas of rain and thunderstorms will continue through Thursday,” the weather service’s forecast discussion said. “Drier weather will develop by Friday and continue through the weekend, but scattered showers and thunderstorms cannot be ruled out.”

Temperatures are expected to remain cooler in the valley and gradually rise throughout the weekend with highs expected to reach 69 degrees on Thursday, 70 degrees on Friday, 73 degrees on Saturday, and 75 degrees on Sunday. “Temperatures will remain seasonal,” she said discussing the forecast.

Low temperatures in the mountain town are expected to stay in the mid to low 40s starting Thursday and continuing throughout the weekend, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service in Flagstaff.

Tucson to see sunny skies and warm temperatures

Skies were sunny, with no chances of rain, in Tucson from Thursday through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Tucson.

“Dry conditions are then expected across the region Thursday night into Sunday,” the weather service’s forecast discussion said. “High temperatures will be within 2 degrees of normal until the middle of next week.”

High temperatures are expected to remain in the upper 90s and low 100s with highs expected to be 97 degrees on Thursday, 99 degrees on Friday, 102 degrees on Saturday and 103 degrees on Sunday. Low temperatures in the area are expected to reach the low 70s for the rest of the week.

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