Rain hits East Valley, causing flash flooding

PHOENIX - Storms hit the far-east Valley Friday night, dropping heavy rain and causing flood potential.

A flash flood warning was in effect for Apache Junction, Kings Ranch, Lost Dutchman State Park, Superstition Mountains, Gold Canyon and Usery Mountain Park until 11 p.m.

A rain gauge north of Apache Junction registered .94 inches of rain between 7:10 and 7:40 p.m.

Apache Junction police said they were using barricades at Tomahawk road and State Route 88 because of flooding.

The clouds appeared to be headed into Mesa, but the rain died down during the 8 p.m. hour.

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The Phoenix area is under a flash flood watch until midnight in anticipation of heavy rain.

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