Rain in forecast for Tuesday, Sept. 20

Deeper moisture will continue to filter into the region, keeping shower chances possible through the day and into the night, according to the Flood Control District of Maricopa County’s forecast. See the previous 24 hour’s rain totals at http://alert.fcd.maricopa.gov/alert/Rain/htmlprec.txt.

“For (Sept. 20) morning plan on mainly overcast skies with scattered light showers around the county. Daytime highs will take a large step back remaining in the 80s to possibly low 90s (pending on rain coverage). Southerly winds will generally remain in the 5-10 mph hour range with localize greater gusts in the 15-20 mph range. Deeper moisture will continue to filter into the region, keeping shower chances possible through the day and into (the) night. The highest accumulations are expected to remain across the western half of the county with spottier totals across eastern regions. Some clearing is expected into Wednesday though remnant moisture and daytime heating could lead to further afternoon/evening t-storm chances across the region,” D. Henz of the flood control district wrote in a weather outlook for Maricopa County.

The Flood Control District of Maricopa County was created in 1959 to reduce the risk of flooding to people and property, according to http://www.fcd.maricopa.gov/about.aspx.

The mission of the district is to provide regional flood hazard identification, regulation, remediation, and education to Maricopa County residents so that they can reduce the risk of injury, death, and property damage from flooding, while still enjoying the natural and beneficial values served by floodplains.

The district’s vision is for the residents of Maricopa County and future generations to have the maximum level of protection from the effects of flooding through fiscally responsible flood control actions and multi-use facilities that complement and enhance the beauty of our desert environment.

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