Chances for rain in the morning and afternoon Dec. 17

Dec. 17 temperatures are to be in the upper 50s for the northern zones and 61-63 in the lower deserts, according to the Flood Control District of Maricopa County’s forecast. See the previous 24 hour’s rain totals at

“Sunday – chances for rain in the morning and afternoon, in the neighborhood of 10 percent for Gila Bend (trace to 0.05”), 20 percent for Phoenix (0.05 to 0.20”) and 30 percent (0.25 – 0.50”) for the north and northeastern county. Afternoon temperatures cool further to the upper 50s for the northern zones and 61-63 on the lower deserts. Still little in the way of wind,” S. Waters of the flood control district wrote in a weather outlook for Maricopa County.

The Flood Control District of Maricopa County was created in 1959 to reduce the risk of flooding to people and property, according to

The mission of the district is to provide regional flood hazard identification, regulation, remediation, and education to Maricopa County residents so that they can reduce the risk of injury, death, and property damage from flooding, while still enjoying the natural and beneficial values served by floodplains.

The district’s vision is for the residents of Maricopa County and future generations to have the maximum level of protection from the effects of flooding through fiscally responsible flood control actions and multi-use facilities that complement and enhance the beauty of our desert environment.

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