Threat of Kingman-area rain downgraded

KINGMAN - The tropical depression off the coast of Baja Mexico has already moved inland and dissipated, and all of the heavy rainfall will be to the east of Mohave County, a National Weather Service forecaster said Monday.

Monday's high was 93 recorded at Kingman Airport, and humidity was 21 percent.

Today's high will be in the low 80s and by Wednesday temperatures will be around 90, said Clay Morgan, a forecaster with NWS in Las Vegas.

There was a two-day flash flood watch in effect, but that's been cancelled, he added.

"Everything has moved a little further east. Phoenix and Tucson are getting hammered pretty good, but we're on the edge of it," Morgan said. "We've got a 70 percent chance of precipitation Tuesday, but the rainfall amounts are not nearly going to be as heavy as we had anticipated."

He's throwing out the "old forecast" of rain and thunderstorms and a high of 75 on Tuesday.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11 p.m., and a low around 66. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

Although the tropical depression is losing its punch, some remnants of the system will push inland to southern Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

Although parts of the Southwest will receive beneficial rainfall, it won't be enough to break the drought.

So far in September, Kingman has received just two-tenths of an inch of rain, less than half the normal monthly rainfall of just under half an inch.