Flash flood watch updated; will continue only through 9 p.m. Monday

Flash flood watch updated; will continue only through 9 p.m. Monday
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED EARLIER THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON HAS
BEEN UPDATED...AND WILL CONTINUE ONLY THROUGH MONDAY EVENING ACROSS
SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA...SOUTHWEST...AND SOUTH CENTRAL ARIZONA.

THE TROPICAL DEPRESSION AND HEAVY WIDE-SPREAD RAIN POTENTIAL HAS
MOVED INTO EASTERN ARIZONA. THEREFORE WIDE-SPREAD HEAVY RAIN OR
EXCESSIVE RAINFALL IS NO LONGER A THREAT. HOWEVER...AN EXTRA-
ORDINARY AMOUNT OF MOISTURE COVERS THE REGION...AND ANY AFTERNOON
THUNDERSTORMS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN IN
THE 1 TO 2 INCH RANGE. THEREFORE THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH WILL CONTINUE
UNTIL AFTER DARK WHEN THE THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL ENDS. THE FLASH
FLOOD WATCH FOR TUESDAY IS ALSO CANCELED.


THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* PORTIONS OF ARIZONA AND CALIFORNIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING IN ...
  ARIZONA...GREATER PHOENIX AREA...LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY AZ...
  NORTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY...NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL PINAL
  COUNTY...SOUTHWEST DESERTS...SOUTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY...WEST
  CENTRAL DESERTS AND YUMA/MARTINEZ LAKE AND VICINITY. IN
  CALIFORNIA...IMPERIAL COUNTY...JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK...LOWER
  COLORADO RIVER VALLEY CA AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY/EASTERN DESERTS.

* UNTIL 9 PM MST /9 PM PDT/ THIS EVENING

* AN EXTAORDINARY AMOUNT OF TROPICAL MOISTURE COVERS THE REGION...
  AND ANY THUNDERSTORMS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY
  RAIN IN THE 1 TO 2 INCH RANGE. THEREFORE THERE IS THE POTENTIAL
  FOR LOCALIZED FLOOD OR FLASH FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT FLOODING OF WASHES...CREEKS AND OTHER
DRAINAGE AREAS IS POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA. RESIDENTS AND
MOTORISTS LIVING OR TRAVELING IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD CONCERN
THEMSELVES WITH THIS FLOOD POTENTIAL. IF YOU ARE IN THE WATCH AREA...
YOU SHOULD WATCH THE WEATHER AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION
SHOULD HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING OCCUR OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING BE
ISSUED.

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