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Jul 12, 2012 12:00 AM

Flood advisory issued for Central Pima County

TUCSON - A flood advisory has been issued in Pima County.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued earlier this afternoon, then cancelled at 3:47 p.m. The National Weather service states: "The thunderstorm that produced small hail along with some wind damage northeast of Green Valley has diminished. Therefore, the severe thunderstorm warning has been cancelled.

The urban and small stream flood advisory was issued for Central Pima County, including the cities of Sells and Green Valley until 6:30 p.m.

According to the NWS: "At 3:37 p.m., National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated numerous showers and thunderstorms across southern and central Pima County. Radar indicated rainfall amounts of up to three quarters of an inch have occurred in the green valley area. Meanwhile, heavy rainfall continues in the Kitt Peak area with radar indicated rainfall amounts of one to two inches. These storms are pushing to the west at 15 mph and will continue to produce locally heavy
rainfall. Additional rainfall amounts locally in excess of one inch is possible in the next few hours across the region causing small stream flooding."

Stay tuned to the True View 4 Storm Alert Center for the latest.

Pictured: Rain falls over Southern Arizona, image courtesy News 4 Tucson viewer Forrest Jackson

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