July and August is "monsoon" season in and around Sedona and the surrounding desert. Late afternoons are typically filled with hit and miss thundershowers and localized downpours. These photos are taken from within the desert.

Rainbow lightning

Rainbow lightning

Storm clouds building

Storm clouds building

Rainbow over Cockscomb

Rainbow over Cockscomb

Classic isolated monsoon downpour

Classic isolated monsoon downpour

Rain Streaks over House Mtn

Rain Streaks over House Mtn

End of the storm

End of the storm

Arizona cloud burst

Arizona cloud burst

Clearing skies

Clearing skies

Cockscomb after the rains

Cockscomb after the rains

Cockscomb before the rains

Cockscomb before the rains

Double rainbow in front of Bear Mtn

Double rainbow in front of Bear Mtn

Dry Creek after mountin rains

Dry Creek after mountin rains

Heavy lightning and storm moving in

Heavy lightning and storm moving in

Lightning finding Lost Mtn, Bear Mtn to the right

Lightning finding Lost Mtn, Bear Mtn to the right

Need a bigger camera - Bear Mtn on left, Thunder Mtn hidden in the middle, and Cockscomb center right

Need a bigger camera - Bear Mtn on left, Thunder Mtn hidden in the middle, and Cockscomb center right

Storm behind Mitten Ridge

Storm behind Mitten Ridge

Storm clouds clearing from Robber's Roost

Storm clouds clearing from Robber's Roost

Storm clouds clearing from Robber's Roost 2

Storm clouds clearing from Robber's Roost 2

Storm moving in near Bear Sign Cyn

Storm moving in near Bear Sign Cyn

Strom clearing at sunset over Black Mtn

Strom clearing at sunset over Black Mtn