Weather Alerts for Cochise County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Flash Flood Watch  FLASH FLOOD WATCH   Flash Flood Watch

Areas Affected:
Baboquivari Mountains including Kitt Peak - Chiricahua Mountains including Chiricahua National Monument - Dragoon, Mule, Huachuca and Santa Rita Mountains including Bisbee, Canelo Hills, Madera Canyon - Eastern Cochise County Below 5000 Feet including Douglas, Willcox - Galiuro and Pinaleno Mountains including Mount Graham - Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains including Mount Lemmon, Summerhaven - South Central Pinal County including Eloy, Picacho Peak State Park - Southeast Pinal County including Kearny, Mammoth, Oracle - Tohono O'odham Nation including Sells - Tucson Metro Area including Tucson, Green Valley, Marana, Vail - Upper Gila River and Aravaipa Valleys including Clifton, Safford - Upper San Pedro River Valley including Sierra Vista, Benson - Upper Santa Cruz River and Altar Valleys including Nogales - Western Pima County Including Ajo, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument - White Mountains of Graham and Greenlee Counties including Hannagan Meadow
Effective: Sat, 7/24 2:28am Updated: Sat, 7/24 8:10am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 7/26 12:00am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* A portion of Southeast Arizona, including the following areas,
Baboquivari Mountains, Catalina and Rincon Mountains, Chiricahua
Mountains, Dragoon and Mule and Huachuca and Santa Rita Mountains,
Eastern Cochise County below 5000 feet, Galiuro and Pinaleno
Mountains, South Central Pinal County, Southeast Pinal County,
Tohono O`odham Nation, Tucson Metro Area, Upper Gila River Valley,
Upper San Pedro River Valley, Upper Santa Cruz River Valley/Altar
Valley, Western Pima County and White Mountains of Graham and
Greenlee Counties.
* Through Sunday evening.
* An approaching weather system and saturated atmosphere will bring
periods of widespread heavy showers and thunderstorms through at
least late Sunday.
* Locally heavy rainfall combined with a saturated ground will
likely result in flash flooding of washes, small streams, and poor
drainage areas. Burn scars from past and more recent wildfires
will be especially prone to flash flooding and debris flow. Flash
flooding may also lead to significant mainstem river rises that
could linger on Sunday.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.