For the fourth consecutive night, parts of the Phoenix metro area were under a severe-weather advisory, as monsoon storms were again making their way into the far southeast Valley.

The National Weather Service issued a statement just after 9 p.m. that a strong band of thunderstorms were moving into Apache Junction and threatening to bring high winds, lightning and rain into other areas, including Mesa, GIlbert, Queen Creek and Fountain Hills.

The Maricopa County Flood Control District was showing rainfall amounts close to a quarter-inch in areas of Apache Junction and Gold Canyon as of 9:30 p.m.

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The Arizona Department of Transportation tweeted pictures from freeway cameras showing rain falling just after 9:30 p.m. near the junction of U.S. 60 and Loop 202 in east Mesa as the storm moved to the west.

The storm was moving in a southwest direction from the Roosevelt Lake areas, the National Weather Service said.

The storms could be active until 10:15 p.m., officials said.

The storm would mark the fourth straight day that measurable rain fell from monsoon storms in parts of the Phoenix area.

On Thursday night, a major storm pounded the southeast Valley with more than an inch of rain in a wide area that included Mesa, Tempe, Chandler and Gilbert, with some areas tallying more in a storm that rolled in after 11 p.m. 

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An area of Tempe recorded more than 3 inches. The storm produced widespread street flooding and shut a portion of the U.S. 60 for flooding.


Arizona Department of Transportation’s Mark Trennepohl gives us a peek at the weather in the north Valley on Aug. 9, 2018.
Arizona Department of Transportation

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