TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) - We're tracking the latest Monsoon activity in Southern Arizona Tuesday.
Heads up portions of SE AZ! Interesting weather setup tonight with a storm system likely sparking storms overnight into tomorrow. Heaviest rain should be northeast of Tucson, but we cannot rule out some storms making its way into the Metro! #AZWX https://t.co/HPsBl9sI1m— NWS Tucson (@NWSTucson) August 18, 2021
Pima County Sheriff's deputies have responded to multiple power poles and trees down due to the storm near Irvington Road and Country Club Road. The following traffic lights are down:
- Irvington Road and Country Club Road
- Benson Highway and Country Club
- Irvington Road and Palo Verde Road
Tucson Electric Power is responding, according to TEP. Traffic will be delayed.
According to the TEP outage map, there are now 3,787 customers without power at this time. There is no estimated time when power will be restored.
Tucson Police say traffic on E. Irvington Rd. between S. Campbell Ave. and E. Benson Hwy is shut down due to several down power poles and trees.
🚦TRAFFIC ALERT🚦— Sergeant Richard Gradillas (@SgtGradillas) August 18, 2021
Please avoid travel on E. Irvington Rd. between S. Campbell Ave. and E. Benson Hwy.
Officers have both directions blocked due to several down power poles and trees.
Please find an alternate route and please drive safe. pic.twitter.com/WwXpSDw1Rr
According to the Tucson Electric Power outage map, there are approximately 3,137 customers without power at this time. There is no estimated time when power will be restored.
Flash Flood Warning including Tucson AZ, Tanque Verde AZ, South Tucson AZ until 9:30 PM MST pic.twitter.com/RkRvMsw18j— NWS Tucson (@NWSTucson) August 18, 2021
The National Weather Service in Tucson has Issued an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for East Central Pima County in Southeastern Arizona. https://t.co/K1n8qbQJPU #azwx pic.twitter.com/gI3iHlA3bf— NWS Tucson (@NWSTucson) August 18, 2021
Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues for Tucson AZ, Tanque Verde AZ, Littletown AZ until 8:00 PM MST pic.twitter.com/7odjXl5ndP— NWS Tucson (@NWSTucson) August 18, 2021
Strong to severe thunderstorms are moving through the Tucson Metro producing wind gusts in excess of 60 mph and very heavy rain! We already have reports of wind damage. Take shelter immediately if in the path! #azwx pic.twitter.com/2KfWqCeZku— NWS Tucson (@NWSTucson) August 18, 2021
Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Tucson AZ, Tanque Verde AZ, Littletown AZ until 8:00 PM MST pic.twitter.com/3FA2zgs8iZ— NWS Tucson (@NWSTucson) August 18, 2021
Flash Flood Warning including Pima County, AZ until 6:45 PM MST pic.twitter.com/cKS0OR4vP8— NWS Tucson (@NWSTucson) August 17, 2021
358pm: Starting to get some isolated storms over the Tucson metro with scattered storms to the south and east. Expect this activity to continue into the evening with the main hazards being locally heavy rainfall/flash flooding and gusty winds. #azwx pic.twitter.com/ez5jnjz1XV— NWS Tucson (@NWSTucson) August 17, 2021
The National Weather Service extended its Flood Warning for north central Pima County.
The warning lasts until 5:15 p.m.
Areas vulnerable to flooding include Marana, Avra Valley, Tucson Estates and Picture Rocks.
The National Weather Service issued a Flood Warning for parts of Pima and Pinal Counties Tuesday. The warning lasts until 3:15 p.m.
Flow back up of 13.5 feet was recorded near Three Points.
Areas vulnerable to flooding include Marana, Three Points, Avra Valley, Tucson Estates and Picture Rocks.
Pima County has started an automatic road closure notification system. To sign up, click here.
The new automation for road conditions started yesterday. Sign up to receive Pima County news and notifications here: https://t.co/4oI8I3SnaR or contact Pima County Sheriff’s Road Condition Hotline at 520-547-7510.#TurnAroundDontDrown #BePrepared #Monsoon2021 #PCDOTatwork pic.twitter.com/GP9VirhDvC— PimaCountyDOT (@PimaCountyDOT) August 17, 2021
The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona has closed its Tucson food distribution Tuesday due to rain and flooding.
🚨 CLOSURE ALERT 🚨— Community Food Bank (@foodbanktucson) August 17, 2021
Our Tucson food distribution is CLOSED today due to ongoing rain and flooding. We will re-open tomorrow from 7-10am, weather permitting.
Need food resources now? Search our interactive map to find food near you: https://t.co/afjMf8JC95
Heavy rain and running washes have delayed several school bus routes Tuesday.
According to the district, affected routes include 551, 552, 553, 555, 556, 561, 567, 570, 613, 623 and 624.
The routes include Anway Road south of Falcon to Manville Road, Manville west of Sanders, Sandario Rd areas south of Picture Rocks, Avra Valley Road west of Brawley Wash.
Schools affected include Roadrunner Elementary School area, Marana High School, Marana Middle School.
Those with questions can call 520-682-4766.
The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning in Central Pima County until 6:30 a.m.
Light to moderate rain will continue after sunrise, then partly cloudy skies by this afternoon. Another 20 to 60% chance for storms today and tonight. Watch for flooded roads and washes as run-off will continue for several hours after the rain ends. pic.twitter.com/RazfStW5bt— April Madison (@AprilMadisonWX) August 17, 2021
Between two and four inches of rain have fallen in the area, with about five inches falling south of Three Points.
Areas vulnerable to flash flooding include Three Points, Kitt Peak, San Pedro, Santa Rosa Ranch and Pan Tak.