The National Weather Service in Flagstaff issued a flash flood warning for the Pipeline Fire Burn Scar in Coconino County north of Flagstaff till 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Flooding is already occurring within the space, in line with the climate service.
The warning consists of Timberline, Wupatki Trails and Pine Mountain Estates.
As a outcome of the rainfall and flooding within the space, U.S. 89 was closed in each instructions close to milepost 425 about 1:15 p.m., in line with a tweet from the Arizona Department of Transportation. The division introduced as of 2:50 p.m. that southbound lanes have been reopened.
The climate service additionally issued a flash flood warning for areas of Coconino and Yavapai counties south of Flagstaff till 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.
The climate service in Flagstaff mentioned radar indicated heavy rain was falling alongside Wet Beaver Creek. According to the climate service, flooding is both already taking place or quickly to start.
A warning was additionally issued for Yavapai County south of Prescott till 5 p.m.
The climate service in Flagstaff mentioned radar confirmed heavy rainfall alongside Ask Creek, with flooding both ongoing or imminent.
The Flagstaff office additionally issued a warning for central Mohave County east of Kingman till 5:30 p.m. The climate service mentioned radar confirmed heavy rainfall within the space of Diamond M Ranch, Hackberry Road, and Knight Creek Road.
While there are solely 4 warnings as of 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, central and southern Arizona, in addition to northern Arizona — save areas round Kingman and a stretch close to the Utah border — are completely lined by flash flood watches. Warnings are additionally popping up and altering rapidly because the afternoon stretches on.
Dust, thunderstorm advisories in Maricopa County
The climate service in Phoenix additionally issued advisories for components of Maricopa County, though the impression was estimated to be much less extreme than Flagstaff.
A extreme thunderstorm advisory was issued till 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, impacting largely the west Valley cities of Avondale, Goodyear and Buckeye.
A mud advisory warning was issued for the realm of Maricopa County in south-central Arizona till 3:45 p.m. Impacted highways have been Interstate 10, U.S. 60 and Loop 101 with lowered visibilities of one mile, in line with the climate service in Phoenix.
The warning included the areas of Glendale, Surprise, Avondale, Goodyear, Buckeye, El Mirage, Tolleson, Youngtown, Sun City, Waddell, Cashion, Litchfield Park and Perryville.
This is a growing story, Check again for updates.
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