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1 rainy system departs; Round 2 due Monday

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48th Street west of Warner Road (Source: Christina Batson, cbs5az.com) 48th Street west of Warner Road (Source: Christina Batson, cbs5az.com)
CBS 5 viewer Frederick Adrian shares this rainy weather photo. CBS 5 viewer Frederick Adrian shares this rainy weather photo.
Standing water in the Phoenix area from Saturday afternoon rains. Standing water in the Phoenix area from Saturday afternoon rains.
CBS 5 viewer Micky Ekren shows us how much rain she got in Gilbert. CBS 5 viewer Micky Ekren shows us how much rain she got in Gilbert.
PHOENIX (CBS5/AP) -

Central Arizona is on the backside of a Pacific wet weather system that spread persistent and at times heavy rain across central Arizona on Saturday.

A few spotty, lingering showers will pop up across the region Sunday as the storm slowly departs. Patchy fog will give way to mostly cloudy skies.

Maricopa and parts of Pinal counties were under an urban and small stream flood advisory Saturday.  Runoff from those rains flowed into washes and also produced the ponding of water on roadways and in low lying areas.

The Phoenix metropolitan area is expected to get up to 1 inch of rain or more by Saturday night. [Click here for the latest CBS 5 weather radar image]

"Sky Harbor International Airport has already measured about 1 inch of rain, which is more than our January monthly average," CBS 5 Chief Meteorologist Chris Dunn said Saturday afternoon.

CBS 5 viewer Gail Ray reported 1 1/2 inches in her rain gauge in the vicinity of Ray and Rural roads.

The 1.18 inches that fell at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport broke the previous record of .43 inches set for that day same day in 1985.

Tucson International Airport saw .71 inches of rain.

That broke the record of .67 inches set on that day in 1985.

Here are some selected rainfall amounts from the National Weather Service as of Sunday morning:

1.56 inches - Bartlett Lake area

1.37 inches - Deer Valley

1.18 inches - Phoenix Sky Harbor

1.16 inches- Lake Pleasant area

1.12 inches- Carefree Ranch

1.00 inch - South Mountain Park

0.79 inches - Scottsdale

0.48 inches - Glendale

0.27 inches- Buckeye

Roads will remain somewhat wet and in spots slick and hazardous.

At least one Valley road was closed Saturday due to flooding at 48th Street west of Warner Road.

A relatively moist southwesterly flow will result in a continued threat for scattered showers through Sunday, forecasters said.

Additional rain totals through Monday 5 a.m. include:

  • 1.00 to 1.50 inches north and east of Phoenix, Globe and Wickenburg.
  • 0.50 to 1.00 inches in the Phoenix metro area and Casa Grande. 
  • 0.10 to 0.50 inches in Gila Bend.

For the Phoenix area, Sunday will remain cloudy with a 50 percent of continuing showers.

Monday will be much colder, with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s. Look for cloudy skies with a 40 percent of rain. 

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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