All eyes are on Odile, which is now a tropical storm moving north across the Sea of Cortez this morning.
By tomorrow this storm will be a depression and remnants will push into the Valley.
While it is a similar setup to a week ago when the remnants of hurricane Norbert produced record rain for Phoenix, all of the ingredients would have to come together at just the right time to give us a similar outcome.
Just based on the possibility of more flooding, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood *watch* for most of Arizona, including the Phoenix Metro area, for late Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon.
I also see that late Wednesday/Thursday morning time frame as the most likely period for widespread heavy rain in the Valley.
At least an inch of rain is possible for the Valley...and in the wake of last week's flooding, it won't take much to cause problems.
In the meantime, thunderstorms are already developing to the south of the Valley. As you head out the door, many folks will be greeting with lightning early this am.
Meteorologist Katie Baker
Scattered Storms on the Increase
Mainly Morning Rain
Isolated Storms Around