Uptick in storm chances this afternoon

AZ-EV Flood Control District of Maricopa County sqExpecting an uptick in storm chances in the afternoon lasting into early Friday morning as the next weather disturbance moves across the region, 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. 29) early morning plan on isolated showers and perhaps a t-storm or two moving north out of southern Arizona into portions of the county. Daytime highs will warm into the low to mid 90s around the Valley. South/southwest winds will generally remain in the 5-10 mph range with localized gusts around 15-20 mph. Expecting another uptick in storm chances (in the) afternoon lasting into early Friday morning as our next weather disturbance moves across the region. The focus for most activity looks to remain across the higher terrain areas north and east of the Valley, but we certainly could see some storms bringing measurable rain across the lower deserts through the period. Heading into Friday drier southwesterly flow will begin to scour out remaining moisture across the region. Afternoon highs will rebound back into the mid 90s around the Valley under mostly sunny skies. Similar conditions will persist into this upcoming weekend,” 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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