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RECAP: Wind, dust and rain hit the Valley Tuesday

After an active afternoon of monsoon storms in the East Valley and in Sedona, storms are moving to the southwest.

ARIZONA, USA — Editor's note: The weather blog for Wednesday, Aug. 24 can be found here.

Strong storms impacted areas across the state on Tuesday, bringing the heaviest rain to north Scottsdale and the Superstitions near Apache Junction.

Expect fluctuating storm chances the rest of the workweek and weekend.

WEATHER FORECAST: Monsoon pattern starting to weaken

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Live updates:

9:40 p.m. Strong outflow winds headed towards Yuma. Storms are becoming more isolated as they move southwest. Be ready for strong winds and possible wind damage. 

8:20 p.m. Dust storm warning until 9 p.m. for Blythe, Wellton, Cibola, Palo Verde, Yuma Proving Grounds, Midland, Ehrenberg, and Roll.

7:25 p.m.: Maricopa County is under a flash flood warning. 

7:23 p.m.: A dust storm warning has been issued for Quartzsite, Brenda and Palm Canyon.

6:30 p.m. Meteorologist Jamie Kagol with what to expect for the rest of the night and this weekend.

6:20 p.m. Impressive storm on the west side of the White Tank Mountains as seen from this City of Phoenix webcam.

6:15 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Maricopa County until 7 p.m.

6 p.m. Flash Flood Warning for Wickenburg and Morristown continues until 8:45 p.m. 

5:50 p.m. Stormy weather continues in the west Valley.

5:32 p.m. Rain's coming down on I-17 between Peoria Avenue and Greenway Road. 

5:30 p.m. Hail in Apache Junction Tuesday afternoon.

5:25 p.m Spotty strong to severe thunderstorms continue to impact parts of South-Central Arizona. 

5:00 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Glendale, Peoria and Surprise until 5:45 p.m. 

4:45 p.m. Please avoid the area of Plaza and Tepee in Apache Junction due to low powerlines. Public Works en route to place barricades. 

4:43 p.m. A Flash Flood Warning continues for Apache Junction until 8:15 p.m. 

4:40 p.m. A dust storm warning is in effect until 5:30 p.m. for I-10 near Casa Grande, I-10 near Eloy, and I-10, US-60 near Phoenix--Mesa.

4:35 p.m. Heads up, Apache Junction! Police are warning of heavy rain and wind in the area. Stay safe out there!

4:32 p.m. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues for Scottsdale and Paradise Valley until 4:45 p.m.

4:30 p.m. Thanks to Greg for sharing his rain video from Mesa!

4:15 p.m. NWS Phoenix has issued a Dust Advisory until 5:15 p.m.  

4:15 p.m. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for Phoenix, Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Paradise Valley and Carefree until 4:45 p.m. 

3:55 p.m. Strong to severe storms continue to near the Valley. Strongest cells are in North Scottsdale and in the Superstitions near Apache Junction.   

3:30 p.m. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for Prescott, Iron Springs and Yavapai Campground.

Flooding Safety:

The Arizona Fire & Medical Authority has provided the following tips on what hazards to watch out for during and after a flood, including fire, electrical and chemical safety:

Generators and alternative heating devices can create fire hazards during flooding if they aren’t used correctly or maintained properly. Pools of water and appliances can become electrically charged and can cause electrical fires.

On electricity, residents in flooded areas should turn off the power to their homes if they can reach the main breaker or fuse box. All wiring in the house may be electrically charged and hazardous. Residents should have a professional technician check their home for damages before turning on the power.

Make sure potentially combustible liquids like paint thinner, lighter fluid or gasoline haven’t spilled within or near your home. Keep combustible liquids away from electrical or alternative heat sources as to not start a fire.

All smoke alarms in the home should be tested monthly and batteries should be replaced yearly. Some smoke alarms are dependent on your home’s electrical service and may go out when power is turned off.

Make sure the fire hydrant near your home is cleared of debris so the fire department can assess it easily in the event of a fire.

Arizona Weather 

Arizona has seen its fair share of severe weather. Here is a compilation of videos from various storms across the Grand Canyon state.

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