Residents of Sun Valley Mobile Home Park in Mesa watched as rains flooded areas near their residences.
Thunderstorms dumped more than 2 inches of rain in some parts of the Valley as commuters dealt with flooded roadways and limited visibility during their Friday morning commute.
Nearly 3 inches fell in the southeast Valley near Mesa while 2.5 inches fell at Saguaro Lake and 1.97 inches at Camp Creek north in the Tonto National Forest east of Scottsdale and Seven Springs north of Carefree.
The National Weather Service warned motorists of heavy stream flow through those areas and buildings south into Scottsdale and north Phoenix.
Nearly an inch fell in various part of north Phoenix by 11 a.m. with reports of three-quarters to an inch in Gilbert.
All of this rain caused some flooding across the state and in the Valley.
Schools in the Apache Junction Unified School District remained open, but some buildings on various campuses were flooded. Parents had the option of picking up their children from Superstition Mountain Elementary School, but remaining students were being served lunch and would board their buses according to schedule, according to a district spokesperson.
All district school buildings were going to be inspected over the weekend and announcements regarding school on Monday would be made, according to the district.
Anyone with questions was asked to call the AJUSD District Office at 480-982-1110.
Residents of Sun Valley Mobile Home Park in Mesa watched as rains flooded the streets and drainages near their residences. Heavy rains were reported from Peoria to Apache Junction.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood advisory for parts of Maricopa and Pinal counties, including East Mesa and Apache Junction.
To the south, a flash flood watch was issued for most of southeastern Arizona from 11 a.m. through this evening. Heavy rainfall should continue after a very wet morning.
Remember to never drive where water covers the roadways. Often, drivers can't tell how deep the waters are, and it doesn't take much water to sweep cars off the road.
As the saying goes, "turn around ... don't drown."
Expect a chance of more isolated thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening. The monsoon activity will continue over the weekend.
Thunderstorms should pop up across the Valley Saturday and Sunday. There is a chance of thunderstorms for both the ASU game on Saturday and the Cardinals game on Sunday.
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