Apparently there was a tornado near downtown Phoenix Thursday night

The National Weather Service has confirmed a brief landspout tornado south of downtown Phoenix.

Rain and wind pounded the Phoenix area Thursday night, causing flooding and damage across the Valley.

There was also an unexpected component to the monsoon storm: a landspout tornado.

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According to the National Weather Service, it was brief and it was minor, but it did exist at 5:03 p.m.

The NWS said the tornado was just south of downtown and was corroborated by a radar image.

The last reported tornado near Phoenix was in October 2015, per NWS.

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