North Phoenix area slammed with rain, headed through east Valley

Dust advisories and severe thunderstorms means monsoon is back.

PHOENIX - Storms slammed the north Phoenix area just before 10 p.m. Wednesday night. They were expected to continue through the evening.

One north Phoenix rain gauge registered more than a half-inch of rain between 9:30 and 10 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory until 11:45 p.m. for much of the north Valley.

Blowing dust hit much of the south Phoenix area Wednesday night and Tempe, Scottsdale and Peoria all saw rainfall between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., as did south Phoenix.

The highest rainfall total in that time was south Tempe, which registered .35 inches.

TRACK THE STORM: 12 News radar

A blowing dust advisory was also in effect for areas ranging from Buckeye to Mesa all the way down to Florence until 8 p.m.

Earlier, visibility was "extremely low" on I-10 near Casa Grande due to the blowing dust.

Estimates for areas south of the Valley say gusts reached 40 mph while the east Valley saw gusts of up to 35 mph.

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