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Flash flood warnings continue through Tuesday night


Leila Navidi

Storm clouds hang over Las Vegas on Friday, July 12, 2013. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning that includes Southern Nevada and is in effect until 11 p.m.

Areas of Southern Nevada will remain under a flash flood watch through late Tuesday evening as scattered thunderstorms continue to roll over the area, the National Weather Service announced.

Places affected by the watch, which is in place until 11 p.m., include parts of Esmeralda, Nye, Lincoln and Clark counties, as well as areas near Mount Charleston and Red Rock Canyon, the weather service announced in an advisory issued at 10:59 p.m. Monday. The watch is also in effect for parts of California, including Death Valley and Inyo County.

A flash flood watch was in effect for most of Monday, and certain areas near Mount Charleston were under a flash flood warning for a few hours Monday afternoon.

The thunderstorms, which are part of the area's usual monsoon season weather, have the potential to produce up to 1 inch of rain in less than 30 minutes, the weather service announced.

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