Flash Flood Watch in Effect from Friday, September 8, 2017, Afternoon through Saturday, September 9, 2017, Evening
The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of southwest Arizona and California, including the following areas in California, Chiraico Summit, Imperial County , Joshua Tree National Park , and Palo Verde Valley from Friday, September 8, 2017, afternoon through Saturday, September 9, 2017, evening. Numerous showers and thunderstorms and the potential for several rounds of heavy rain will impact much of the area through Saturday. Flooding of normally dry washes, low water corssings, and poorly drained intersections is likely. Be especially cautious at night when flash flood danger may be harder to see.
A Flash Flood Watch means that flooding of washes, creeks, and other drainage areas is possible within the watch area. If you are in the watch area, you should watch the weather and be prepared to take immediate action should heavy rain and flooding occur or a flash flood warning be issued.