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First Alert Weather Alert: Tracking Hilary

What's left of Hilary is moving northeast at 32 MPH and will pass over the Northern Rockies this evening.

The worst impacts of this storm were felt yesterday afternoon into the night. We remain under a First Alert Weather Alert for the flooding impacts. Many roads and businesses are closed today as we begin the cleanup process.

All flood watches and warnings have expired. Radar is clear around the Coachella Valley Monday evening. Rain is moving north through western Arizona and will remain east of Riverside County.

As of this morning, just about every city in the valley recorded over three inches of rain. That is more than two-thirds of the annual rainfall for Palm Springs!

The wind was a major component of the tropical storm. Many cities recorded gusts in excess of 50 mph, and Whitewater recorded a gust of 70 mph! This is why we are seeing so many downed trees, broken branches, and even some loose roof tiles.

There is going to be a lot of cleaning up to do in the coming days. Thankfully, temperatures will remain below average for much of this week. On Thursday, monsoonal moisture will return to the desert, providing a slight chance for rain.

The First Alert Weather Team will be updating this article throughout the weekend. Check back for updates, and you can always watch online at

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