Flash flood watch for Kingman area remains in effect

Cooling trend chases Indian summer

KINGMAN - A monsoon-type storm blew through Mohave County Thursday evening and Friday, dropping about half an inch of rain, and a flash flood watch remains in effect through this evening.

Back-to-back storm systems present potential for showers and thunderstorms across northern Arizona, Lake Mead National Recreation Area and other parts of the desert Southwest. Some areas will be at risk for heavy rainfall that could lead to flash flooding.

Kingman resident Bernice Shreve reported 0.4 inch of rain from Thursday evening to Friday morning at her home near Kingman Airport. For the month, rainfall is up to about three-fourths of an inch, on par with October 2014.

A succession of low-pressure systems will continue to bring a threat of showers and thunderstorms to the area.

"The ingredients remain in place for periods of showers and embedded thunderstorms to develop over much of the forecast area tonight through Sunday," the National Weather Service warned Saturday. "Light to moderate showers will be common for most areas."

Motorists are cautioned to watch for rapidly flowing water with mud and rocks across low-lying washes, and some roads may be closed due to damage.

Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms and a high near 74. Winds will be from the south at 15 mph to 20 mph, gusting as high as 30 mph. Overnight low should be around 57 with a 40 percent chance of precipitation.

Temperatures will drop on Monday with a strong chance of showers and thunderstorms Tuesday.

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