Potential for flash flooding in Sierra Vista and Cochise County - Tucson News Now

Potential for flash flooding in Sierra Vista and Cochise County

(Source: National Weather Service/Tucson) (Source: National Weather Service/Tucson)
(Source: National Weather Service Tucson) (Source: National Weather Service Tucson)
COCHISE COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Flash flooding is a possibility for residents of Sierra Vista and other parts of Cochise County, as Hurricane Newton sends rain and winds through Arizona over the next two days. 

According to the National Weather Service, increasing dust and flooding could impact southeastern Arizona, due to the storms predicted for the area.  The heaviest rain is expected to arrive in the early morning hours on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Some areas could receive up to five inches of rain in a short period of time.  

A flash flood watch will be in effect starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6 and should go through Wednesday evening.  A wind advisory is also in effect on Wednesday from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Residents are reminded to be cautious when driving into areas where roads cannot be seen clearly.  If an area looks flooded, do not enter or drive into it, remember 'turn around, don't drown'. 

For the latest weather updates click here.

In need of sandbags, click here for several locations in Cochise County. 

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