Dust advisory for South Phoenix, flash flooding for High Country, East Valley

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Storms are moving through parts of the valley this evening, with some areas receiving hail, heavy rain and wind.

The southeast region of the valley is blowing dust, which is accumulating and heading west across the region. Showers and storms will continue, bringing gusty winds and heavy rain to northern and eastern Arizona. On loop 303, visibility is very low due to heavy rain and winds. A dust storm advisory until 9 p.m. is in effect along the 303 loop and parts of I-10.

Check out this flood viewer photo in a neighborhood near the 303 loop and Bell Road:

Viewer Julian Toscana shared this video with us on our Facebook group AZFamily’s First Alert Weather about flooding in his area.(Julian Toscana | Julien Toscana)

To the south, a blowing dust advisory is in effect tonight for areas such as Maricopa, Florence and Casa Grande. The highest risk of strong winds will be along the I-8 corridor.

Lake Pleasant and the surrounding area are beginning to see heavy rain and there is a possibility of hail. If you are outside in the area, authorities ask that you seek shelter as soon as possible for your safety. Wind gusts could reach up to 60 miles per hour, with the ability to cause significant damage. A flash flood warning has been issued through Monday morning for areas including Payson, Prescott and south Tucson.

Here is a photo taken by an ADOT camera around 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening:

Tonight, the greatest threat to the valley will be the dust that collects to the southeast and moves...
Tonight, the biggest threat to the valley will be dust that collects to the southeast and moves west.(ADOT Camera)

The chance of a storm is increasing this afternoon and evening, and the chance of rain will also continue through the work week. Some areas of the state, like the Elden Mountains in Flagstaff, have already received an inch of rain in a short time. A Shelter In Place order is still in effect for these areas of Coconino County: Cheshire, Coconino Estates, Creighton Estates, Coyote Springs, Anasazi Ridge and Rio de Flag.

A viewer from Winslow shared this flood photo with us earlier on Sunday afternoon:

Some Sierra Vista viewers sent us pictures of the hailstorm they received in their area on Sunday afternoon. Check it out!

It's a first day of weather alert here in the valley!  Storms will continue across Arizona...
It’s a first day of weather alert here in the valley! Storms will continue across Arizona this evening, bringing gusty winds and heavy rain to the high country and eastern parts of the state. Sierra Vista even had hail today!(Alesha Whitney | Alesha Whitney)

Temperatures appear to be below average for this time of year, around 100-103 for the next few days. The average for this time of year is 105.

To check the weather as you approach the valley, check out our First Alert Weather Radar below:

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