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More monsoon activity coming to Valley today

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A flooded wash swept a car downstream. (Source: Tucson Fire Department) A flooded wash swept a car downstream. (Source: Tucson Fire Department)
The storm in North Phoenix blew down a tree at Seventh Street and Bell Road. (Source: Elizabeth Taecher) The storm in North Phoenix blew down a tree at Seventh Street and Bell Road. (Source: Elizabeth Taecher)
Blowing dust was a threat in the Phoenix area Sunday evening. (Viewer-submitted photo) Blowing dust was a threat in the Phoenix area Sunday evening. (Viewer-submitted photo)
Rushing water was almost up to the windshield. (Source: Tucson Fire Department) Rushing water was almost up to the windshield. (Source: Tucson Fire Department)
(Source: Tucson Fire Department) (Source: Tucson Fire Department)
TUCSON, AZ (CBS5) -

Another monsoon surge is expected to move into the Valley on Monday evening, bringing more widespread dust and rain into the Phoenix area.

The Phoenix area faced twin weather threats Sunday evening - a blowing dust advisory and thunderstorm warning - and the rain and lightning continued through Monday morning.

A break in the thunderstorm activity was expected for Monday afternoon before picking up again in the evening, CBS 5 Meteorologist Katie Baker said.

Sun City West received about 2 inches of rain from the series of storm cells that moved through the Valley by Monday morning. Gilbert and Anthem each received 0.60 inches while Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport received a trace, according to the National Weather Service.

A severe thunderstorm capable of producing destructive winds in excess of 70 mph hit near Deer Valley at around 6:50 p.m. Sunday.

A short while later, four people were found safe after stormy weather capsized their boat on Lake Pleasant, a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokesman said.

Three girls, all wearing life vests, made it to shore but lost track of a man who was with them, the spokesman said.

The man, who was also wearing a life vest, was found alive near the island in Lake Pleasant. No injuries were reported.

Blowing dust was also threat to the Greater Phoenix area and the East Valley. Apache Junction reported a wind gust of 47 mph.

A weather spotter reported a big wall of dust stretching from Eloy to Picacho and headed toward Casa Grande, the National Weather Service said.

CBS 5 Meteorologist Steve Garry said the isolated thunderstorm downdrafts were mostly short-lived. 

Combined with deep moisture that is spreading northward across Arizona, the low on Monday will likely trigger showers and thunderstorms across south-central Arizona.

Any storms that form will be capable of producing both strong winds and brief heavy rain. The strongest storms will be capable of both damaging winds and flooding.

Laveen is still cleaning up in the wake of a monsoon storm that pounded the village and South Mountain neighborhoods.

Huge rollaway trash dumpsters were placed by the city of Phoenix this weekend for residents to dump things ruined by flooding.

Below-normal temperatures are possible by Tuesday and may continue later into the work week.

Two people were rescued Sunday morning after their vehicle was swept down a flooded wash in Tucson.

The driver and a passenger were found on top of their car near Palo Verde High School because of the high water level, Fire Capt. Barrett Baker said.

The car attempted to cross the residential wash shortly before 5:30 a.m., and the flowing water moved the vehicle downstream, Baker said.

The car ended up stopping beneath a pedestrian bridge near Calle Betelgeux and Avenida Sirio.

The water level at its highest point was almost up to the windshield level.

Firefighters lowered a 14-foot ladder from the bridge, and both people were able to climb to safety.

Baker said monsoon rains can cause washes to rise quickly, and drivers are advised to wait instead of trying to drive across.

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