PHOENIX - Storms forming north of the Phoenix area again brought brief heavy rain to parts of the Valley Saturday.

The National Weather Service said Phoenix has a 10 percent chance of seeing thunderstorms throughout the afternoon and a 30 percent chance in the evening, mainly before midnight.


6:14 p.m. - NWS tracked thunderstorms around Interstate 10 bringing heavy rain, lightning and gusty winds west of the Valley.

5:30 p.m. - Parts of the Valley saw wind gusts up to 30 mph.

5:12 p.m. - Scattered storms over higher terrain in the central and eastern part of the state again moved southwest into the central deserts, including the Phoenix area. The National Weather Service said Valley residents should expect localized, brief, heavy rain, especially in the foothills.

4:40 p.m. - Two storm cells moved through the Phoenix area – one affecting Loop 303 in the west Valley and another moving southwest from the Carefree/Cave Creek area.

4:15 p.m. - In the north part of the Valley, Surprise, Sun City West and north Scottsdale began to see some rain

2:45 p.m. - Thunderstorms began approaching the Carefree/ Cave Creek area from the north, according the National Weather Service.

1:05 p.m. - Storms forming in the White Mountains near Payson slowly made their way south.