Flash Flood Watch Remains In Effect Today

8/26/14 – A trough of low pressure combined with deep subtropical moisture is forecast to bring numerous showers and thunderstorms to northern Arizona today through late tonight. Heavy rain will be the greatest threat which could lead to areas of flooding. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the following areas: the Grand Canyon, Mogollon rim, and Whit eMountains also southward into Yavapai and Northern Gila Counties. The combination of strengthening winds and instability will bring the threat of strong thunderstorms that could potentially produce large hail and damaging winds.

A Flash Flood Watch means that developing conditions may lead to flash flooding within the watch area. People, especially those located along area creeks, rivers or other flash flood prone areas should continue to monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take immediate action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

 

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Flash Flood Watch in Effect!

8/25/14 – A Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for southern and western Coconino County, far southern Apache and Navajo Couties and all of Yavapai and Gila Counties. This includes the cities of Page, Grand Canyon Village, Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott, Payson and Show Low.

Numerous rain showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop late tonight through Tuesday. The storms will be capable of producing heavy rainfall and flash flooding. A Flash Flood Watch means that developing conditions may lead to Flash Flooding within the watch area. People especially those located along area creeks, rivers or other Flash Flood prone areas should continue to monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take immediate action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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Increasing Subtropical Moisture This Week

8/25/14 – A trough of low pressure will combine with increasing subtropical moisture to bring numerous showers and thunderstorms to northern Arizona starting late tonight. Heavy rain will be the greatest threat which could lead to areas of flooding mainly in and around wildfire burn areas and creeks and washes in Yavapai County that received the heavy rain last week. The combination of strengthening winds and instability will bring the threat of strong thunderstorms that could potentially produce hail and strong winds.

Tuesday through Sunday a trough of low pressure will combine with increasing subtropical moisture to bring numerous showers and thunderstorms to northern Arizona from Tuesday through early Wednesday morning. Heavy rain will be the greatest threat which could lead to areas of flooding. The highest threat for flooding will be from the Grand Canyon, Mogollon Rim and the White Mountains, southward into Yavapai and Gila counties where moisture is richest. The combination of strengthening winds and instability will bring the threat of strong thunderstoms that could potentially produce hail and strong winds. Showers and storms will decrease by Wednesday afternoon.

Stay tuned to the local weather forecast as this could be a fairly wet weather event.

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