Severe weather moving into Pima County, Southern Arizona

Severe weather moving into Pima County, Southern Arizona

CREATED Aug. 14, 2012 - UPDATED: Aug. 14, 2012

Web Producer: Taylor Avey, Rikki Mitchell, Ina Ronquillo

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The National Weather Service has issued several weather alerts for Southern Arizona.

The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for East Central Pima County until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The service doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph.  This storm was located 17 miles south of Sells, moving south at 15 mph.

The NWS is saying that this is a dangerous storm system that is capable of deadly cloud-to-ground lightning. 

Anyone outside should move to shelter and prepare for damaging winds, heavy rain and potential hail. 

The National Weather Service in Tucson has also issued a small stream flood advisory for Southwestern Cochise County in Southeast Arizona until 9:30 p.m.

The service doppler radar estimated that portions of far Southwestern Cochise County had received more than two inches of rainfall. In addition, the rainfall gauge at Montezuma Canyon near Palominas had indicated at least 1.28 inches of rainfall. This amount of rainfall, coupled with burn areas within the advisory area may create small scale flooding issues.

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