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Valley storm delivers much-needed rain and heat relief

It wasn't a lot, but it could help firefighters and give a momentary cooldown.

PHOENIX — For the first time in nearly two months, Phoenix saw measurable rainfall.

Last week, Arizona broke the record for the most consecutive 115-degree days and more than 20 wildfires are burning throughout the state. 

But Wednesday was Arizona's second wettest June 23 on record.

With the rain came some measure of relief. 

For a moment, the temperatures dipped into the 70’s. The Valley did not come close to the average high in the triple digits.

For the firefighters trying to protect Arizona’s mountain communities, it was a much-needed break.

“Basically the amount of rain will buy us a day or two,” Laura Robon, a fire public information officer said.

The rain, coupled with increased humidity, should help suppress the fires. Robon said it will give crews a chance to carve out more fire lines to try and contain the fires.

“Giving firefighters an opportunity they haven’t had in the last few weeks even months.” Robon said.

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.