The Southwest continues to experience a deluge of monsoonal moisture, prompting the daily development of heavy rain and thunderstorms across the region this week.
Heavy rain is expected across the region over the next several days, leading to concerns of flash flooding in the area. The threat of flash flooding xists from California to Colorado but is greatest in Arizona and the Four Corners region.
Interior Arizona, including the Flagstaff area, is very likely to see flash flooding from any heavy rain that develops.
"A lot of rain has been falling due to the monsoonal moisture it's out of the southerly flow moving around an area of high pressure, FOX Weather meteorologist Kiyana Lewis said. "There's a lot of moisture to tap into."
Flood Watches issued across Southwest
Nearly the entire state of Arizona is under a Flood Watch. Southern Utah is also included, as are parts of western New Mexico. Southern Nevada and parts of southwestern California are also under a Flood Watch through Wednesday morning.
Most areas will see less than an inch of rain over the next five days, but rainfall totals higher than that are possible.
The Flagstaff area and northern Arizona will likely see 1-2 inches of rain this week, but some locally higher amounts are possible.
Northern New Mexico will also likely see higher rain totals.
And in southern Colorado, some areas in the southeastern part of the state could pick up 2-3 inches of rain.
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