Pima and Cochise County residents can expect flooding
CREATED Sep. 10, 2012 - UPDATED: Sep. 10, 2012
Web Producer: Taylor Avey
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A series of rainy days has made flooding an imminent threat in parts of Pima County.
Tucson's National Weather Service has issued a small stream flood warning for central Pima County, which will remain in effect until 6:45 a.m. Tuesday.
A flood warning means that flooding is imminent or that flooding has been reported.
Previously flooded washes such as the Vamori Wash have drained slightly and will continue to do so, however, more rain is expected to fall throughout Monday afternoon and Monday night.
An urban and small stream flood advisroy has also been issued for eastern Pima County and it will remain in effect until 5:30 p.m.
A flash flood warning has been issued for southwestern Cochise County, which will remain in effect until 4:15 p.m.
The Doppler Radar indicates that thunderstorms in Cochise County are capable of dropping a large amount of rain, producing the risk of flash flooding.
These showers are expected to move north at about 15 mph. Miller Canyon, Ash Canyon and the city of Sierra Vista will be impacted.
Motorists in these areas should still use caution and avoid driving through flooded washes and low-lying roadways.