Rain clouds made their way back into the Phoenix area Thursday afternoon and evening, hitting isolated areas with heavy precipitation.
A storm formed over central Phoenix around 10 p.m., dropping more rain on an area that did not seem much in the earlier storms. A north Phoenix rain gauge registered 1/5 of an inch a half-hour around 10:15 p.m.
Around 9 p.m., Mesa was the target of the heaviest downpour. The city and areas east of it were under a flood advisory until 9:45 p.m.
Some areas near Mesa received more than a half-inch in a half-hour.
That storm moved south through the Chandler area as the night continued, leaving up to a half-inch of rain in some areas.
Initially, storms developed over the northeast Valley around 5 p.m. before fizzling out.
Around 6 p.m., more clouds grew in the northwest Valley. North Phoenix saw heavy rain around 6:30 p.m. That system moved east through north Scottsdale.
As of 8:30 p.m., more storms are forming in the Fountain Hills area, east of Scottsdale.
Rain gauges southwest of Wickenburg and in the Tonto National Forest recorded more than a half-inch of rain, but other areas are seeing figures between a tenth and a quarter of an inch.
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