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Heavy rain, flash flooding expected around Tucson

Posted at 11:51 AM, Jul 01, 2016

The Tucson area is under a flash flood warning as a storm that has already brought an inch of rain continues.

The National Weather Service issued the warning for Tucson, Oro Valley and Catalina until 12:45 p.m. on Friday.

It says an inch of rain fell within 30 minutes around the University of Arizona and that storms will continue throughout the day.

Firefighters had to rescue a man on Thursday as his SUV got stranded in floodwaters at a Tucson wash.

Authorities say this marked the second time in five days that firefighters had to rescue someone from a vehicle stranded by flooding.

Other areas of southern Arizona were experiencing heavy rain as well.