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The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for a portion of southeast Arizona.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for a portion of southeast Arizona.

By Taylor Higgins . CREATED Jul 15, 2013
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for a portion of southeast Arizona. 
 
Heavy rains are expected to fall in the Chiricahua, Dragoon, Mule, Huachuca and Santa Rita Mountains.
 
Sierra Vista, Benson, Wilcox, Clifton, Safford, Hannagan Meadow, Bisbee, Mount Graham and Canelo Hills should also expect heavy rain and possible flooding. 
 
The flash flood watch will go into effect at 6:00 p.m. Monday and remain in effect through 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.    
 
KGUN 9 On Your Side's First Warning Weather team is tracking a weather system that is moving westward from the southern Plains that will begin impacting eastern Cochise County Monday afternoon. 
 
The system is expected to drop widespread showers and scattered thunderstorms, which could result in flash flooding in some areas. 
 
Since the rains are expected to begin in the afternoon, motorist should use caution and be ready to take quick action should flash flooding occur, especially at night. 
 
Stay with KGUN 9 On Your Side for all of your First Warning Weather updates and alerts.