Water running through the San Tan Heights subdivision off Hunt Highway in San Tan Valley on July 24, 2017. Robert Anglen/azcentral.com
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Flooding in a wash in the San Tan Heights subdivision in San Tan Valley on July 24, 2017. Robert Anglen/azcentral.com
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Mesa firefighters conduct a water rescue on Monday, July 24, 2017. (Mesa Fire and Medical Department)
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Water rushes along 64th Street just north of University Drive in east Mesa on Monday, July 24, 2017. (Wendy Killeen/The Republic)
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Heavy rains create a large pool of water in Mesa’s Ensenada Park on July 24, 2017. Wendy Killeen/azcentral.com
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Rainfall soaks 64th Street in Mesa on July 24, 2017. Wendy Killeen/azcentral.com
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A dust storm moves toward the Valley on July 23, 2017.
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Rain near Seventh Street and Glendale Avenue in Phoenix on July 21, 2017. Lindsey Collom/azcentral.com
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Lightning is flashing and rain is soaking east Mesa near Power and Brown roads Thursday night, July 20, 2017. Wendy Killeen/azcentral.com
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A peach-faced lovebird rides out a monsoon windstorm in a mesquite tree in Phoenix on July 14, 2017. Rob Schumacher/azcentral.com
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Images from the storm on July 14, 2017.
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An approaching monsoon storm near Surprise and Waddell kicks up a lot of dust on July 14, 2017. April Morganroth/azcentral.com
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Azcentral.com photographer Rob Schumacher shot this beautiful time-lapse video of monsoon storm thunderhead building over Carefree.
Rob Schumacher/The Republic
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Azcentral.com photographer David Kadlubowski shot this beautiful time-lapse video of a monsoon storm in Phoenix.
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A tree that fell over during a storm on July 10, 2017, is disposed of in Gold Canyon. Loren Townsley/azcentral.com
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A dust storm moves across the East Valley during a monsoon storm July 10, 2017.
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A microburst drops some rain near Waddell on July 10, 2017.
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Meteorologists’ video of storm clouds as they form and evaporate and reform and evaporate over Mount Lemmon on Aug. 17, 2006. Video shot by Joseph Zehnder; Weldon B. Johnson/azcentral.com
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Newspaper stands are knocked over as a thunderstorm makes it’s way through Phoenix.
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Wind and rain start to pick up in Northwest Valley.
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San Tan Heights flooding
Wash floods in San Tan Valley
Water rescue Mesa
Rain and rushing water in east Mesa
Ensenada Park in east Mesa
Rain soaks Mesa neighborhood
Dust storm moves toward the Phoenix area
Monsoon storm in Phoenix
Pouring rain at Power and Brown roads in east Mesa July 20, 2017
Riding out a monsoon windstorm in Phoenix
Images from Friday’s Phoenix-area storm
Monsoon storm approaches in far West Valley
Time-lapse of monsoon storm thunderhead building over Carefree
Time-lapse view of monsoon storm from Broadway curve in Phoenix
Storm downs tree in Gold Canyon
Watch a dust storm move across the East Valley
Monsoon rains hit far West Valley
Clouds form over Mount Lemmon
Downtown Phoenix, July 15, 2017
Surprise/Waddell monsoon storm
Streets were flooded throughout Apache Junction, the San Tan Valley area and parts of the West Valley Monday morning as an evening rainstorm with a second act dumped even more rain in metro Phoenix.
Washes were overflowing and authorities were reporting flooded roads in Apache Junction, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Mesa, Gilbert, Avondale, Laveen, south Phoenix, Buckeye, Litchfield Park, Goodyear and Ahwatukee.
Heavy rain and localized street flooding were expected to continue until the noon hour.
Flash-flood warnings were in effect for Apache Junction, the San Tan Valley area, Gold Canyon, Avondale, Goodyear and Buckeye, according to the National Weather Service.
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Flooding appeared especially severe in Apache Junction.
A driver in a white Ford sedan was trapped just after 9 a.m. in rising waters near 16th Avenue and Saguaro Drive, just west of Ironwood Drive.
Fire crews safely rescued a high school girl who appeared to be on her way to school.
According to Jaret Rogers, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Phoenix, heavy rain produced nearly 2 inches of rain in an hour this morning in the far East Valley.
“We expect rainfall to be persistent into the later afternoon,” Rogers said, adding the weather service expects the rain to diminish after that, with some light, scattered showers in the evening.
By 8 a.m., areas in far northeast Mesa near Thunder Mountain received nearly 3½ inches of rain in the past 24 hours, according to the Maricopa County Flood Control District.
The heaviest rainfall fell in Valley areas outside the Loop 101. Areas within generally saw light, scattered showers overnight, with many areas of Phoenix and Glendale reporting little to no rain.
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport reported just over an inch of rain. Most of the far West and East Valley saw more than an inch of rain or more. North and south portions of the Valley generally saw just under an inch of rainfall.
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