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Odile in the desert

TUCSON - Flood threat continues as Odile weakens over Mexico. As of 2pm Odile has weakened to a remnant low as it made landfall in northwest Mexico. The center of the storm is still expected to move through central Pima County into this evening and overnight hours. Heavy rain continues to be the main concern as the center of Odile continues its track to the northeast. 2-4" of widespread rainfall is still possible through tomorrow, with isolated higher amount east of Tucson. Heaviest rains look along and east of a Tucson-Nogales line. Flood Advisories are in effect for Sierra Vista and Nogales until 5pm as a band of heavy rain moves into the area. These storms will be capable of producing over 1.50" of rain an hour. Flash Flooding has also been experienced near the town of Pima in Graham County. Flood waters have reportedly stranded six people as roads have become impassable along Ash Creek. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for all of southern Arizona until 5pm Thursday evening as we remain primed for heavy rain and runoff across the region. Remember never to cross flooded roadways. A decrease in shower and storm activity is expected late Thursday and into Friday as drier air moves in behind this system. Lingering moisture, however, will lead to isolated afternoon thunderstorms through early next week.

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