Mike Olbinski, a fantastic photographer who lives in Arizona, has spent the summer chasing the monsoon storms that wrought towering thunderclouds, vivid lightning, incredible downpours and intense dust storms.
Friday October 24 8:30 PM
Wet and windy weather moves in for the weekend...at least the first half.
After a bit of a break from the rain Friday evening, showers return overnight and to start Saturday.
Look for the heaviest showers just around sunrise, then drier weather, with perhaps a little clearing, for the middle part of the day. Into the afternoon the steady rain will return, but not like the last soaking we got last Wednesday.
Gusty wind is possible for the metro area by afternoon. Watch out for stronger wind gusts near 35 miles per hour, and a little stonger wind for the central part of the valley than to the north. Coastal residents will see wind gusts near 60 miles per hour earlier in the day.
Sunday's forecast will remain mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Daytime highs will be in the upper 50s.
The mountain snow level is also likely to drop to near the mountain passes- some of you may see a few snowflakes at 4500 feet!
Tonight - 51
Tomorrow - 60