Thousands of people across the Valley are asking each other today, "Where were you when the lights went out last night?" More than eleven-thousand of them were at Chase Field, where the Diamondbacks and Rangers had a 20-minute delay. More than 100-thousand homes and businesses lost power last night when a big monsoon storm blew through. The storm packed high winds, rain, and a wall of dust.
What caused the lights to go out? ESPN's Pedro Gomez had this disturbing answer:
There's a slight chance the Valley could see stormy weather every night this week. The National Weather Service forecasts a ten-percent chance of thunderstorms through Wednesday evening. The chance of a storm increases to 20-percent Thursday night. Daytime highs are expected to top out around 108 to 109.