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Recap: Blowing dust, flash flooding in northern Arizona

Blowing dust, rain and flooding concerns are affecting Arizona on Wednesday.

ARIZONA, USA — Flash flooding and blowing dust have arrived throughout Arizona Wednesday afternoon.

A dust storm is moving across the east Valley causing low visibilities and potential traffic delays. 

Flash flooding is also in effect up in northern Arizona for areas near the Tunnel and Pipeline fire burn scars. Flooding can bring high water and increase the chances of floods in low-lying areas.

Radar: Track current weather conditions here.

Forecast: Find the latest forecast throughout the state here.

Live updates:

9:20 p.m. - more rain starting to develop over the Valley this evening.  

8:58 p.m. - Heavy rain made its way to Yavapai County including this shot from Diane Speer in Cottonwood.

8:56 p.m. - Photos from the dust storm this afternoon.

7:55 p.m. - More outflow winds and storm interaction could hit the northwest Valley tonight bringing more rain.

7:30 p.m. - Storm energy from Yavapai county is dropping south now trying to make it into the Valley from the north. 

7:20 p.m. - Storms and outflow winds trying to build south in the Valley. 

7:19 p.m. - Thunderstorms are expected to produce heavy rain across the Crooks burn area.

6:38 p.m. - Time-lapse video from Gilbert.

6:11 p.m. - Radar shows rain, lightning and strong winds in Yavapai County.

6:02 p.m. - Dust storm warnings near Yuma as blowing dust continues to move west across the state.

5:18 p.m. - Flash Flood Warning issued in Yavapai County. Move to higher ground and avoid walking or driving through flood waters.

4:18 p.m. - Dust making its way across the east Valley in Mesa on Wednesday afternoon.

Credit: Chris Goldian
A dust storm moves across the east Valley in Mesa Wednesday afternoon.

4:10 p.m. - Lingering dust across the Phoenix metro area but most storms are expected outside of the area.

4:09 p.m. - Flash Flood Warning in effect until 7:15 p.m. for portions of Yavapai County.

4:02 p.m. - Areas of Navajo and Apache counties are under an areal flood advisory until 7 p.m.

3:45 p.m. - Time-lapse of dust moving across the east Valley.

3:42 p.m. - Another look at freeways in the Valley as dust begins to roll in.

3:25 p.m. - NWS Flagstaff is advising to be on the lookout for wind gusts up to 40 mph for portions of Coconino County.

3:21 p.m. - Video from Arizona DOT camera shows line of dust arriving in the Valley.

3:20 p.m. - Low visibility is causing traffic delays eastbound on I-10 in the Valley.

3:11 p.m. - A dust storm warning has been issued in parts of the Valley.

Credit: Marilee Keller Ade

3:00 p.m. - Flash Flood Warning in areas around the Pipeline and Tunnel Fire burn scars.

2:46 p.m. - Radar shows wind bringing storms to the Phoenix metro area on Wednesday.

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