PHOENIX (AP) — Parts of Arizona are expected to be hit with scattered severe storms this weekend, with possible flooding thanks to moisture from Tropical Storm Ivo in the Pacific, forecasters said.
The state saw storms Saturday afternoon with periods of heavy rain.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood watch for much of Arizona on Sunday because of the severe storms. The flash-flood watch runs from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday and includes all of Yavapai County, as well as the entire northwest quadrant of the state. The region could see a couple of inches of rain by Monday, with heavier amounts in localized areas, said Megan Schwitzer of the National Weather Service office in Flagstaff.
The next two days will probably be wet ones for many Utahns as the remnants of a tropical depression pushes north into the state.
The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City said widespread locally-heavy rain can be expected, but mainly across southern, central and eastern Utah thanks to Tropical Depression Ivo.
A flash flood watch was in place through late Sunday for all of southern Utah, parts of central Utah and the eastern part of the state including the cities of St. George, Vernal, Duchesne, Moab, Blanding, Richfield and Price.
A flood threat exists for slot canyons, dry washes, small streams, burn scars and urban areas that don’t drain well, the weather service warned.