... Flash Flood Watch in effect from late Tuesday night through
The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of Southeast Arizona...
including the following areas... Baboquivari Mountains...
Catalina and Rincon Mountains... galiuro and Pinaleno
Mountains... tohono o'odham nation... Tucson Metro area and
upper Santa Cruz River Valley/Altar Valley.
* From late Tuesday night through Thursday afternoon
* an initial period of rain associated with the outer band of
Hurricane Odile will pass through the area tonight into early
Tuesday. Localized heavy rainfall will be possible with this
initial period of rain. Thereafter... the timing of the additional
periods of rain will be less certain until late Tuesday night
into Thursday when the bulk of the heavy rainfall can be
anticipated. Rainfall amounts will vary widely across the
area... but the heaviest rainfall amounts will total 3 to 5
inches by late Thursday.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are becoming favorable
for widespread flash flooding to develop. Monitor forecasts
closely and be ready to take quick action if flash flood warnings
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize
the dangers of flash floods. If flash flooding is observed... act
quickly. Turn around and take another Route.
Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio... commercial radio or television
stations... or your cable television provider for updates on this
flash flood threat.