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LIVE UPDATES: Monsoon storms expected across southern Arizona Wednesday evening

LIVE UPDATES: Monsoon storms expected Wednesday
GALLERY: Monsoon 2018
Posted at 2:46 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 18:36:37-04

KGUN 9 Weather Resources: INTERACTIVE RADAR | SEVERE WEATHER ALERTS | HOURLY FORECAST

3:21 p.m.

A flash flood warning is in effect for part of the area burned by the Bighorn Fire.

"Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will result in debris flow moving through the Bighorn Burn Scar," The National Weather Service warning says. "The debris flow can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and other loose materials."

Officials have been warning for weeks that flooding over the Santa Catalina Mountains could be severe and worsened by debris from the burned area.

RELATED: Bighorn Fire: County preps for flood risk after fire

An active Monsoon day is expected Wednesday, with storms starting in the south and heading north.

The severe thunderstorms are expected to produce gusty outflow wind, heavy rain, localized flooding, small hail and frequent lightning. They will be moving relatively slow to the north-northwest throughout the afternoon.

The strongest thunderstorms -- and greatest chance of thunderstorms -- will be southeast of the Tucson metro area. However, even the metro area will likely be impacted by storms throughout the remainder of the afternoon and into this evening.

Blowing dust will also be a concern as these storms move across southeastern Arizona Wednesday.