Saturday storms to be north and northeast

Storms will be confined to the north and northeastern zones as dry air infiltrates from the southwest, 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.

“(Aug. 27) storms will be confined to the north and northeastern zones as dry air infiltrates from the southwest. This will allow high temps to bump up a bit – a degree or two more than today. Overnight lows will be about the same. On Sunday even more drying and bumping with highs in the upper 90s in the north to 102-104 on the deserts and lower parts of the urban area,” S. Waters 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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