Phoenix residents getting hit hard with heavy rain, gusty winds

Heavy rain and gusty winds are moving across the West Valley is a strong storm system that is morning northeast, according to the National Weather Service in Phoenix.

Residents can expect ponding water on roadways and frequent lightning. The National Weather Service is also reporting very low blowing dust and wind gusts up to 40 mph on Interstate 17, southwest of Anthem.

Drivers should use caution and residents should avoid going out if possible.

This appears to be a fast moving storm system, so expect several updates. If you have any photos or videos from the storm, send them to