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Storm recap: Rain slows down in the Valley, moves toward northern Arizona

Rain is forecasted to continue overnight but Valley totals are expected to be limited.

PHOENIX — While the rain moved northwest through the Valley on Saturday evening, areas still remain impacted by the heavy downpours and winds throughout the day.

Rain is expected to carry over into the early morning hours of Sunday, although rainfall in the Valley is forecasted to be limited.

A few areas received over one inch of rainfall during the day. The most reported near Lake Pleasant and in Mesa at 1.3 inches.

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Follow live updates below:

10:06 p.m.: Saturday evening forecast

8:53 p.m.: Two rounds of storms hit the Valley today. Take a look at some rainfall totals. More rainfall totals are below. 

RELATED: Which areas of the Valley received the most rainfall Saturday?

7:50 p.m.: The swim portion of the Ironman is canceled tomorrow due to the City of Tempe not being able to permit the water in Tempe Town Lake.

Based on the rain we received today, the City of Tempe is not able to permit the swim portion of the event to take place...

Posted by IRONMAN 70.3 Arizona on Saturday, October 15, 2022

6:37 p.m.: Rain and floods in the East Valley.

6:32 p.m.: Various power outages are being reported in Queen Creek this evening.

6:25 p.m.: Storms are arriving in northern Arizona as well. A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 7:30 p.m. MST for portion of Gila and Yavapai Counties

6:05 p.m.: We will continue to see lines of storms move into the Valley from the south through the early hours of Sunday.

5:52 p.m.: Some rainfall totals as of 5:50 p.m. on Saturday. More rain and wind are expected throughout the evening into early Sunday morning.

5:50 p.m.: More thunderstorm warnings with heavy rain and winds are expected in the Valley. Be prepared for localized flooding in low-lying areas this evening.

5:40 p.m.: NWS Phoenix update on storms popping up across the Phoenix metro area. The strongest storms currently extend from Queen Creek to eastern Gilbert and Mesa. 

5:08 p.m.: Severe thunderstorm warning until 5:45 p.m. for eastern Maricopa and northeastern Pinal counties. Heavy winds up to 70mph are expected.

4:54 p.m.: Next round of rain on the way! Severe storms produce strong winds and downpours to the southeast. Expect storms to hit the Valley through the late night hours.

4:30 p.m.: Meteorologist Jamie Kagol has a look at tonight's threat of severe weather around Arizona.

Meteorologist Jamie Kagol provides an update on storms expected to enter the Valley on Saturday evening.

Posted by 12News on Saturday, October 15, 2022

4:01 p.m.: Severe thunderstorm warning until 4:30 p.m. for Casa Grande, Maricopa and Florence.

3:44 p.m.: Storms in Tucson are projected to travel up toward Phoenix on Saturday evening.

2:59 p.m.: Saturday rain in Mesa

2:58 p.m.: Flash flood warning until 6:15 p.m. in western Arizona near the California border.

2:33 p.m.: Storms will continue moving through the lower deserts and Valley this evening and overnight. The flood threat will continue as well.

1:50 p.m.: Severe thunderstorm warnings are stretching north and northwest until 2:30. Strong wind gusts could lead to damage and poor driving conditions.

1:47 p.m.: Get a load of that storm wall south of Apache Junction! This was taken by Debbie Waldron of the 12News Weather Watchers Facebook group just before the rain rolled in.

Credit: Debbie Waldron, 12News Weather Watchers
Storm wall south of Apache Junction, photo by Debbie Waldron

1:33 p.m.: A severe thunderstorm warning is in place for Phoenix, Glendale, and Peoria until 2:30 p.m.

1:13 p.m.: Storms are moving quickly across the Valley, bringing winds up to 60 mph.

1:00 p.m.: There's a severe thunderstorm warning in place for Phoenix, Mesa, and Chandler until roughly 1:45 p.m.

12:56 p.m.: Rain is really coming down in Gilbert! Check out the rainfall on Loop 202. 

Remember, wet roads are slippery, so take extra care when driving in rainy conditions.

Credit: ADOT

12:52 p.m.: Thunderstorms continue to develop across the area. NWS says that hail is possible with these storms.

12:40 p.m.: There's a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Apache Junction, Queen Creek, and Florence.

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