Arizona

More rain forecast for Southwest after monsoonal soaking

  • Cars sit stranded in flood waters along Interstate 17, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 in Phoenix. wo high schools in southern Arizona were evacuated as a precaution Tuesday and some drivers had to be rescued as flooding closed several major roads and stranded motorists between flowing washes. (David Kadlubowski/The Arizona Republic via AP)

    Cars sit stranded in flood waters along Interstate 17, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 in Phoenix. wo high schools in southern Arizona were evacuated as a precaution Tuesday and some drivers had to be rescued as flooding closed several major roads and stranded motorists between flowing washes. (David Kadlubowski/The Arizona Republic via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, cars make their way through a flooded intersection in Phoenix. The desert Southwest is poised to get a second soaking after monsoon rains hit the region, stranding drivers, flooding streets and prompting water rescues. The rains bring some relief to crews fighting wildfires, but also the potential for mudslides in areas blackened by flames. (AP Photo/Alan Clendenning)

    In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, cars make their way through a flooded intersection in Phoenix. The desert Southwest is poised to get a second soaking after monsoon rains hit the region, stranding drivers, flooding streets and prompting water rescues. The rains bring some relief to crews fighting wildfires, but also the potential for mudslides in areas blackened by flames. (AP Photo/Alan Clendenning)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 photo provided by Brody McMahan, a storm is seen over downtown Phoenix. The desert Southwest is poised to get a second soaking after monsoon rains rollicked the region, stranding drivers, flooding streets and prompting water rescues. (Courtesy of Brody McMahan via AP)

    In this Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 photo provided by Brody McMahan, a storm is seen over downtown Phoenix. The desert Southwest is poised to get a second soaking after monsoon rains rollicked the region, stranding drivers, flooding streets and prompting water rescues. (Courtesy of Brody McMahan via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The desert Southwest is poised to get a second soaking after monsoon rains rollicked the region, stranding drivers, flooding streets and prompting water rescues.

Meteorologists say there is possibility of flooding Wednesday in six states — Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Utah and California.

In Phoenix, a storm late Tuesday dropped 2 inches of rain in an hour in some spots, while bypassing other suburbs.

The weather wreaked havoc on evening commutes as flooding closed an underpass of a major freeway.

The rains bring some relief to crews fighting wildfires, but also the potential for mudslides in areas blackened by flames.

Heavy rain is typical during monsoon season, when wind patterns shift every summer and draw moisture from the Pacific Ocean to the Southwest.