East Valley in flash flood watch Monday, Tuesday

(Screenshot from http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/FXC/wxstory.php?wfo=psr)

(Screenshot from http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/FXC/wxstory.php?wfo=psr)

Areas of heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected at times Monday and Tuesday in Arizona including the Phoenix metropolitan area. A flash flood watch is in effect for southeast California and southwest and south-central Arizona from Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

“A Pacific storm system will continue to deepen a few hundred miles off the San Diego coast into tonight and lift northeastward toward the desert Southwest on Monday. As a result, abundant tropical moisture and rainfall will be drawn into the region from the south starting Monday morning across far southern Arizona and then into the rest of the region later on Monday,” according to the NWS website. “More scattered-type showers and thunderstorms are expected on Tuesday with a few strong to severe thunderstorms possible. Areas of heavy rainfall Monday and Tuesday are likely with widespread rainfall totals of 1-2 inches and localized amounts of 2-4 inches possible. This will likely cause some flooding of roadways and area washes and may cause some significant localized impacts. Slow clearing from the west is expected on Wednesday.”

(Screenshot from http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/psr/)

(Screenshot from http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/psr/)

The Queen Creek Independent is mailed each month to 35,000 homes.

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