PHOENIX — Storm chances are returning to the Valley, with the best chances for showers and thunderstorms happening Monday night through Tuesday morning. 

The National Weather Service in Phoenix said areas north and east of Phoenix will be the most likely to see rain. 

NWS said there will be a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly after 11 p.m. Monday; the greatest likelihood for storms will be after midnight. 

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12 News Meteorologist Lindsay Riley said the storms may bring blowing dust, gusty winds and lightning. The more potent storms might cause flash flooding. She said the eastern half of Maricopa County should see more rain than the western half. 

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The good storm possibility should last through the morning commute on Tuesday. NWS Phoenix said showers and thunderstorms are expected mainly before 11 a.m.

Forecasters say residual storm chances will linger through early Wednesday before we dry out again. 

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