Thunderstorms move south of Casa Grande; Tornado warning expires

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – A rare event occurred in Arizona when a tornado warning was issued for parts of Pima and Pinal counties Monday afternoon. Tornado warning radar indicated that a thunderstorm could produce a tornado, but it was never spotted. The warning expired around 4:30 p.m.

Isolated thunderstorms are expected to move east of the valley, while the Phoenix area may see no thunderstorms tonight. The family’s news helicopter from Arizona was near Casa Grande and Eloy and spotted dark clouds looming overhead.

Meanwhile, in northern Arizona, residents of Pinetop-Lakeside are seeing heavy storms and hail. The National Weather Service is reminding people not to drive on flooded roads after heavy rains across Arizona. Always remember, turn around, don’t drown!

On Sunday evening, residents of the East Valley received high winds and a downpour of rain. Queen Creek was flooded in parts after the storms passed. In the Phoenix metro, more than 15,000 people lost power. Sky Harbor Airport also reported wind gusts of 85 mph, causing 70 flights to be delayed and four to be diverted due to storms.

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