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Rain cools Phoenix area overnight, more showers to come

June 23, 2021 GMT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix metro area got a reprieve from several days of intense heat with its first noticeable rainfall in two months.

The National Weather Service reported scattered showers overnight with more expected Wednesday afternoon, along with isolated thunderstorms.

The low temperature in Phoenix was 83 degrees, forecasters said. April 27 was the last time there was measurable rain at Sky Harbor International Airport.

Forecasters are also warning residents of Phoenix and its surrounding suburbs to be careful on the road. Between wet weather and gusty winds, motorists should exercise caution.

This stint of rainfall comes after last week where the high temp in Phoenix was at least 115 for six consecutive days.

While the area typically sees triple-digit temperatures in the summer, the recent and brutal heat wave was beyond what residents expected.