9/17/14 @ 7:13am
A Flash Flood Watch continues to be in effect for much of Northern Arizona through Thursday, generally south of the Grand Canyon and I-40.
Our confidence is increasing that the greatest impacts of this system will be over and south of the Eastern Mogollon Rim and White Mountains (southern Navajo and Apache Counties, and additional counties to the south). Widespread accumulations of 1-3+” of rain are expected in this area by Friday. Other parts of Northern Arizona will have scattered shower and thunderstorm activity, with less of a potential for widespread heavy rainfall.
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9/5/14 – Today and Saturday expect scattered thunderstorms most numerous over the higher terrain. Light winds with near normal temperatures. Sunday through Monday widespread showers and thunderstorms most numerous from Sunday evening through Monday. Expect 1 to 4 inches of rainfall accumulation through this period with the greatest accumulations likely along and south of the Mogollon Rim.
Primary impacts include Flash Flooding with the heavier rainfall accumulations, minor flooding expected over many vulnerable locations due to widespread rainfall and recent burn areas will face an enhanced threat of Flash Flooding. If you are in a vulnerable area prone to flooding consider taking preparedness measures early. Some suggestions include obtaining sandbags to divert water away from structures, checking flashlights and batteries, and consider securing any loose objects that may cause damage or blow away. For more readiness tips on flooding or other disasters please visit www.ready.gov.