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DEVELOPING: Rain from Odile beginning to build intensity

TUCSON - Remnants of tropical storm Odile are arriving across Southern Arizona this morning with the potential for historic rainfall. As of 8 AM, Odile remains a tropical storm with landfall southeast of Rocky Point by late morning. Odile arrives as either a tropical depression or remnant low pressure center late tonight into southern Arizona. Meteorologist Jeff Beamish expects bands of moderate to heavy rainfall the next 18 hours, the bulk of which arrive this afternoon. 2-4" of widespread rainfall are possible through tomorrow, with isolated 5"+ amounts expected. Heaviest rains look to be from Metro Tucson, Nogales and points east. Showers and storms should begin to taper off Thursday morning, with a Flash Flood Watch expiring late tomorrow afternoon. Law enforcement is warning of potentially deadly flash flooding in local washes and roadways. Do not cross flooded areas even if there are no barricades. Remember, "turn around, don't drown." The U.S. Geological Survey is concerned that local bridges have a higher risk of collapse because Tucson's rivers don't get a constant flow of water. All bridges are being closely monitored. Stay with News 4 Tucson for the latest Storm Alert updates. Click here to track the rain with our Interactive Weather Map.

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