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Flood Watch for Pima as Odile spreads moisture

Flood Watch for Pima as Odile spreads moisture

As Hurricane Odile climbs up to the coast of Baja California, the tropical moisture surge could bring heavy rain to Arizona in the coming week, according to the National Weather Service.

Pima County has issued a Flash Flood Watch today until 5 p.m. as of 3:25 p.m. The watch may update throughout the evening. 

The NWS forecast reported that there is a 40 percent chance of precipitation tonight.

Though Arizona will not take a direct hit from the hurricane, NWS Tucson meteorologist Emily French said the moisture associated with the storm could cause heavy rain and flash flooding, especially on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Tucson.

“It’s a little too early to say the exact rainfall amounts right now,” she said. There could be up to an inch in some places and more than an inch in other areas of Tucson.

As of Sept. 14 at 5 p.m., Hurricane Odile was about 90 miles southeast of Baja California near the resort city of Cabo San Lucas, according to the latest advisory.  Odile, a Category 3 hurricane with a maximum sustained wind speed of 125 mph, is predicted to continue climbing northwest to the Baja peninsula, which may spread moisture to the southwestern United States.

French advised Tucson residents to keep an eye on local weather reports and not drive on flooded roadways or washes.

“We just want people to be safe,” she said.

Check back with Tucson.com for updates.

Contact reporter Yoohyun Jung at 573-4224 or yjung@tucson.com. On Twitter @yoohyun_jung.


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