Severe thunderstorm, flash flood warnings issued in Tucson

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Pima County
Posted at 1:30 PM, Jul 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-25 12:15:24-04


5:16 a.m.

4:15 a.m.

4:00 a.m.

Northwest Fire says two people were pulled from the Rillito River during a swift water rescue.

1:14 a.m.

The Pima County Office of Emergency Management and the Pima County Regional Flood Control District says flooding in the Finger Rock Wash is expected out of banks. They warn home flooding is possible.

Tucson DTM has also said Camino de la Tierra at the Rillito River is closed because of stormwater runoff.

12:32 a.m.

The Tucson Fire Department says crews are working several calls for swift water rescues. With flash flood warnings in effect, TFD reminds the community to stay off the roads.

12:15 a.m.

Cuyler Diggs has the latest on the storms, warnings and watches tonight:

12:07 a.m.

Another flash flood warning is in effect, covering most of the greater Tucson area:


11:50 p.m.

A flash flood warning is in effect in the Tucson area until 2 a.m., and a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 12:45 a.m.

11:39 p.m.

We're hearing heavy reports of damage and flooding in Green Valley and Sahuarita. Tucson Electric Power is reporting thousands of its customers in both towns without power. Click here for the latest updates on outages from TEP.

9:26 p.m.

Storms are starting to hit Pima County. Forecasts indicate rainfall in the overnight and early morning hours.

9:25 p.m.

8:44 p.m.

8:41 p.m.

A major thunderstorm passing over Douglas has triggered a flash flood warning from the National Weather Service.

4:48 p.m.

Heads up: Most of the Tucson area is now under a flash flood warning.

4:16 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm is rolling over Tucson. Expect a flash flood warning to follow.

2:52 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect northwest of Tucson until 3:30 p.m.

2:21 p.m.

All of southern Arizona is under a flash flood watch tonight, per the National Weather Service, all the way into Saturday evening -- and may extend even later than that.

2:02 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning will be in effect until 2:15 p.m. for Central Pima County.

The National Weather Service tracked a storm with 20 mph winds 17 miles northwest of Green Valley.

The storm had winds of 60 mph and quarter-sized hail.

1:42 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for East Central Pima County until 2:15 p.m.

Radar tracked a storm with 60 miles per hour wind gusts and quarter-sized hail seven miles southeast of Three Points moving west at 20 miles per hour.

1:24 p.m.

That National Weather Service issued a Significant Weather Advisory for Eastern Santa Cruz County.

The advisory was set to last until 1:30 p.m.

Winds of greater than 40 miles per hour were recorded in a thunderstorm nine miles southeast of Patagonia and 21 miles northeast of Nogales.

Nogales, Patagonia, Sonoita, Elgin, Nogales International Airport, Patagonia Lake State Park, Kino Springs, Canelo, Lochiel and Madera Canyon are covered by the advisory.

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