PHOENIX — It was an active Sunday as storms hit the Valley.

Mobile phones lit up Sunday evening as a severe thunderstorm watch was issued for a large portion of Arizona.

Valley residents experienced pounding rains, strong winds and a wall of dust. The storms finally pushed off early Monday morning.


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10:20 p.m.

They Valley should see another round of thunderstorms soon. The good news is that storms are loosing some intensity. A storm is over Cave Creek at the moment and is moving toward Anthem where residents can expect showers within the hour.

Another storm in Globe pushing toward the Valley and will bring some showers before midnight.

Here are some highlights from Round 1:

  • 72 mph gust in Queen Creek
  • 63 mph gust in Tempe
  • 58 mph gust at Sky Harbor
  • More than an inch of rain and golf ball-sized hail in Beardsley.

9:08 p.m.

A flash flood warning continues for Surprise AZ, El Mirage AZ, Sun City West until 10:30 p.m. Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, along with Surprise and Peoria fire departments, is working some water rescues off 163 Avenue.

8:34 p.m.

SRP says 15,000 people without power, down from 29,000, mostly in central and northern Tempe and Scottsdale.

8:21 p.m.

The Valley is enjoying a nice break from the monsoon activity. Round 1 moved through the Valley between 5-7 p.m., but Round 2 may come our way.

There are additional storms over Payson and south of Show Low that are moving southwest toward Maricopa and Pinal counties.

12 News Meteorologist Lindsay Riley says to watch out for hail, damaging winds and dust between 10 and 11 p.m. tonight.

7:55 p.m.

More than 25,000 Valley SRP customers are without power. Check out the SRP outage map. Valley APS customers without power has decreased to just over 9,000.

7:38 p.m.

APS says an estimated 11,613 customers are impacted by several outages in the Valley. Check out the APS outage map.

7:21 p.m.

NWS says the flood advisory has been canceled for Gila, Maricopa and Pinal counties.

Meanwhile up north, a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for areas including Forest Lakes, Star Valley, Happy Jack, Kohls Ranch, Clint Wells. NWS says 60 mph wind gusts and half-dollar sized hail are possible.

Ping pong ball size hail and 70 mph winds are possible 22 miles south of Camp Verde, NWS says.

7:05 p.m.

Showers followed the dust storm in the Valley. NWS is issuing a flood advisory until 9:00 p.m. for minor flooding in low lying areas and running washes.

12 News Weather Watcher Katy Vasquez caught video of a downpour in Mesa.

6:40 p.m.

The dust storm rolled through Phoenix within 30 minutes and moved on westward.

A dust storm warning is in effect until 7:30 p.m. for I-10 between mile markers 71 and 136 in Arizona, I-8 between mile markers 80 and 173 in Arizona, US-60 between mile markers 79 and 107 in Arizona, NWS says.

5:58 p.m.

The dust advisory is now in effect for much of the Valley until 6:30 p.m. Chandler all the way to Lake Pleasant could see visibilities below 1 mile, NWS says.

Visibility is very low on L-101 near Via Linda. Arizona Department of Transportation captured cars pulling over on the freeway.

5:41 p.m.

A dust storm warning is in effect until 6:45 PM MST for I-10 between mile markers 164 and 210 in Arizona, I-8 between mile markers 120 and 178 in Arizona.

Dust will be covering the northern parts of Pinal County until 6:15 p.m. NWS says the dust storm could reduce visibility below 1 mile.

5:31 p.m.

Parts of Fountain Hills and Mesa are included in a severe thunderstorm warning until 6:15 p.m. Hail and 60 mph winds are also expected, NWS says.

5:24 p.m.

Strong storms are moving from high terrain to the metro-Phoenix area and northern Pinal County. NWS says to expect strong winds and brief but heavy rain within the next 1 to 3 hours.

Dust is hitting Queen Creek right now and it is tracking west.

5:03 p.m.

Parts of Fountain Hills and the far east Valley are under a significant weather advisory until 5:30 p.m. NWS says lightning, 50 mph winds and hail are possible.

4:35 p.m

NWS says there is a flood advisory, specifically from running washes, Gila County, Maricopa County and Pinal County valid until 7:30 p.m. That area is under a significant weather advisory until 5:15 p.m.

3:53 p.m.

A big storm is hitting Roosevelt Lake moving southwest at 20 mph with strong wind, heavy rain, lightning and likely hail.

NWS says there's a severe thunderstorm warning for Miami, Claypool and Roosevelt, Ariz. until 4:30 p.m.

3:37 p.m.

NWS issued a severe thunderstorm watch for parts of Arizona from Yuma to Prescott Valley.

3:10 p.m.

Large hail hit Show Low in a quick downpour. 12 News viewer DeAnn Davies sent us video of what she called a two-minute storm.