The seemingly never-ending daily dose of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms will continue across the Southwest and Great Basin for the foreseeable future.
"A big ridge of high pressure continues to be parked over the Central Plains and the Four Corners, allowing for that southerly wind flow, and it brings in all of that moisture," FOX Weather meteorologist Britta Merwin said. "And with the heat of the day, that moisture is lifted into the air. Places like Phoenix will have another round of thunderstorms to contend with."
Flash flooding will continue to be a concern as these slow-moving storms drop torrential rain in localized spots. The flood risk will be most significant in the desert, urban regions, slot canyons and around burn scars in Utah, Arizona and southwestern New Mexico.
Long-range forecasts show no end to the pattern anytime soon. Daytime heating and overabundant moisture will help trigger widespread scattered thunderstorms each day into next week, the FOX Forecast Center said.
The continued monsoonal rain is turning the streets of Santa Fe, New Mexico, into rivers. Video posted by @ecabral505 on Twitter, who said it was filmed on Wednesday, shows city streets flooded.
The National Weather Service in Albuquerque said the impressive 0.96 inches of rain that fell in the city on Tuesday was the most in one day since July 25, 2019.
The above-average levels of moisture will lead to an improvement in drought conditions across the entire Four Corners region, with some places getting out of drought status entirely.