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September 18, 2014

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Storms today could bring flash flooding

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Sam Morris

Rain is seen falling in the Henderson area Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.

A flash flood watch has been issued for Southern Nevada and parts of California and Arizona from 11 a.m. today to 8 a.m. Wednesday​.​

Conditions are ripe for storms that could produce excessive amounts of rain​, according to the National Weather Service.

Storm activity is expected to pick up in the Las Vegas area this afternoon and overnight, weather service meteorologist Dan Berc said. The storms could produce up to 2 inches of rain per hour, he said.

“We are expecting some storms to develop later in the day that will have the potential for flash flooding,” Berc said.

The flash flood watch includes Clark County, Lincoln County, the southern tip of Nye County as well as Mohave County in Arizona and the northeast portion of San Bernardino County in California.

Drier weather is expected in the region after Wednesday, Berc said.

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