Flash flood warning ends as Phoenix area gets hit with Sunday night storms

PHOENIX- Saturday was an active day across Arizona, and there are more storms in the forecast for Sunday night.

The National Weather Service said storms moved in from north of the Phoenix area around 9 p.m., bringing heavy rain, wind gusts up to 60 mph and hail as they moved south. 

TRACK RAIN: http://12ne.ws/2t3aVLW

A flash flood warning was issued for the Phoenix area until 1:30 a.m.

The gusting winds from the storms brought blowing dust. A dust storm warning was issued for the west Valley, and northwest Pinal County including Buckeye, Avondale and Gila Bend, until 2 a.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Phoenix, Glendale, Surprise, Avondale, Goodyear, Buckeye, El Mirage, Paradise Vally, Tolleson, Youngtown, Waddell, Laveen, Cusion, Sun City and Litchfield Park expired at 10:45 p.m.

The NWS said several parts of the state are under a flash flood watch, including the Phoenix area, Flagstaff, Payson, Tucson, Show Low and Casa Grande.

The flash flood watch is scheduled to expire Monday night at 10 p.m.

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Be prepared to move to higher ground, and avoid unbridged low water crossings and areas along washes, small streams and drainages, the NWS advises. Burn areas may also be susceptible to flash flooding.

FORECAST: http://12ne.ws/2t7jHwE

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