Southern Nevada remains under flash flood watch
Flash flood warnings and watches were issued earlier on Friday after rain moved into Southern NevadaPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Scattered thunderstorms in the Southern Nevada region prompted flash flood watches and warnings earlier Friday afternoon.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for much of Clark County until 11 p.m. Friday.
NWS said thunderstorms could produce potentially heavy rain in the following areas: Northwest Arizona, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, northeast Clark County, southern Clark County and the Spring Mountains/Red Rock Canyon area.
Several flash flood warnings in effect earlier Friday have now expired.
Warnings were issued for west central Clark County; central Clark County, which includes Anthem and Seven Hills; and south central Clark County, which includes Searchlight and Nelsons Landing.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected for Friday afternoon in Clark County. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.
The showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue through about 11 p.m. Chance of precipitation later in the day is currently 40 percent.
The Clark County Regional Flood Control District reports that last year, between July 1 and Sept. 1, there were 3 major storms and it was the wettest period on record.
They would also like to remind people to be careful during monsoonal season and to move to higher ground or turn around if driving when flash flood waters are encountered.
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