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WHAT TO EXPECT: Storm chances going up thanks in part to the remnants of Hurricane Nora

Arizona Monsoon
Posted at 11:15 AM, Aug 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-31 18:26:50-04

The remnants of what once was Hurricane Nora are headed our way, dropping temperatures and bringing the threats of heavy rain and flash flooding back to Arizona.


Shower and thunderstorm chances really ramp up Tuesday night and Wednesday as low pressure to our west helps bring that tropical moisture surge in.

Some of the storms that move through will be capable of producing 1 to 2 inches of rain an hour, which will dramatically increase the risk of flash flooding.

The National Weather Service has issued Flash Flood Watches across our state for through early Thursday morning.

The biggest impacts will be Tuesday and Wednesday here in the Valley, so those will be ABC15 Weather Action Days. Take action to get ready now for periods of heavy rain and flash flooding.

The risk will be even greater near any burn scar areas across our state.

Stay away from flooded areas and debris flows.

Remember, "Turn around, don't drown." Do not attempt to cross any flooded roadways.