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Busy week for Monsoon 2013: Another day, another storm

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PHOENIX -

It's been awhile since we've had a week like this -- where every day, a monsoon storm struck. 

Different parts in the valley were hit each day, but overall, almost every city has had a taste of the monsoon this week. And Friday was no exception.

Some parts of northwestern Maricopa County received up to 1 1/2 inches of rainfall by sundown.

SkyFOX captured rain in north Phoenix at the I-17 and Carefree Highway, in Fountain Hills, and south of Ahwatukee on the Gila River Reservation.

The wind-whipped storm knocked down some power poles in east Mesa, leaving thousands without electricity. Salt River Project officials said 5,000 customers were without power at the height of the storm Friday night -- as of 8:15 p.m., that number was down to 400.

The wind threw power lines down in the middle of roads -- a dangerous situation for drivers who couldn't see very well.

One Mesa woman's storage shed went airborne, turned upside down from the wind.

There are scattered reports of street flooding and some downed trees in Tempe, Chandler and Gilbert.

Meteorologists say minor flooding is likely to occur in Morristown, Circle City, Wittman, the Carefree Highway and other rural roads from Peoria north to Lake Pleasant.

Things have calmed down significantly, but the weather is not over.

Deep monsoonal moisture will linger over the region Friday and Saturday. Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue through the evening hours. Storms may persist overnight near and north of Interstate 40.

Video: We have FOX 10 team coverage from weather authority Kristy Siefkin, Marc Martinez, Jessica Flores and Anita Roman.

Send your weather photos and videos to pix@myfoxphoenix.com - or upload at pix.myfoxphoenix.com!

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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