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Monsoon rainfall to threaten flash flooding in southwestern U.S.

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Staff Writer | July 31, 2017
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Weather   Increasing monsoon moisture

This year’s rainy season has already proven dangerous and fatal across the southwestern United States, and the influx of dangerous weather isn’t expected to let up this week.

While a strong ridge sits over the northwestern U.S. this week, storms are expected to pummel areas just outside its main area of influence.

“One trend early this week will be increasing monsoon moisture across southern and southeastern California,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Mike Doll.

“Starting Tuesday and going into Wednesday, thunderstorms will be more evident during the afternoon and early evening in the deserts and over the mountains,” he said.

Anyone in central Colorado, eastern Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas, will also need to continue to keep an eye out for flash flooding from any storms.

Residents and tourists alike will need to keep up-to-date on the weather and adjust outdoor plans and travel accordingly as the threat of flooding rainfall continues across the Desert Southwest.


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