Flash flood watches blanket much of Arizona

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Posted at 9:54 AM, Jul 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-13 12:54:38-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Flash flood watches have been issued for large areas of central, southern and northwestern Arizona, including metro Phoenix and Tucson as well as areas scarred by recent wildfires.

The watches issued by the National Weather Service generally were scheduled to take effect Tuesday afternoon and run through Wednesday morning. The agency's office in Flagstaff said showers and thunderstorms were expected to become more widespread and continue into Thursday in northern Arizona.

The office said a few isolated severe storms are possible but that the major concern was the potential for flash flooding.