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Heavy rains, flash flood risks through the weekend

Strong monsoon pattern sets up for the next couple of days

ARIZONA, USA — Scattered storms will continue move through Arizona; the Valley will see storms hitting this evening approaching from the north and east.

The greatest threat of flash flooding will be found around the Valley, the lower deserts, Rim Country, the White Mountains and all of southeastern Arizona.

There is a Flood Watch in effect for nearly all of Arizona until late Saturday night. Thunderstorms passing through the region will produce a great deal of rain in a short period of time. Excessive runoff from these storms will fill low-lying areas, washes, creeks, streams and roadways quickly. Locations near recent burns scars will be at an even greater threat of flash flooding; residents will need to be ready to seek higher ground at a moments notice. 

The Valley should expect another round of strong storms Saturday evening approaching from the north and northeast; those storms will be dropping southwesterly ending up in Yuma and western Pima county that night.

The storm system will start to exit to our east on Sunday, but heavy rain is still forecast for southeastern Arizona. Our monsoon pattern will weaken for much of the work week leaving us with isolated storms around the High Country most days; we are likely to see the activity pick up a bit on Wednesday.

Temperature will start to warm as the monsoon activity drops, but the mercury should continue to trend below seasonal averages.

FRIDAY: 78/98 Mostly Cloudy & Scattered Storms

SATURDAY: 78/93 Mostly Cloudy & Scattered Storms

SUNDAY: 78/93 Partly Sunny & Chance of Rain/Dust

MONDAY: 79/98 Partly Sunny & Slight Chance of Rain/Dust

TUESDAY: 82/101 Partly Sunny & Slight Chance of Rain/Dust

WEDNESDAY: 82/100 Partly Sunny & Slight Chance of Rain/Dust

THURSDAY: 82/99 Partly Sunny & Slight Chance of Rain/Dust

FRIDAY: 82/101 Mostly Sunny

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