UPDATED NOV. 23: The first notable rainstorm in nearly two months dumped more than 2 inches in Anthem and across North Phoenix this week, prompting multiple Flash Flood Warnings. Now, clear skies are in the forecast into Tuesday, with a chance of rain returning Tuesday night into Thanksgiving.
The rain flooded some streets and pooled in flat and low-lying areas, including on some parks and ball fields in Anthem, forcing temporary closure of the new Dog Park and all other ACC-owned fields.
When all was done, the storms had dropped 2.64 inches on the west side of Anthem and 3.23 inches in a gauge just north of the community, according to the Maricopa County Flood Control District. Elsewhere, 2.68 inches fell in Tramonto, 2.36 inches in Sonoran Foothills, and 1.85 inches in Norterra. Those were among the highest totals in the Valley (much of downtown Phoenix got about 1 inch).
Mostly sunny skies are expected into Tuesday, Nov. 26, the National Weather Service predicts, with rain possible Tuesday night and Wednesday. Rain is likely on Thanksgiving Day, with the odds now put at 70 percent.