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Storm chances still high today as drier air closes in

Storm chances still high today as drier air closes in

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Aug 6, 2013 - UPDATED: Aug 6, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a flood advisory for parts of Pima County.

An urban and small stream flood advisory is in effect for eastern Pima County until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The advisory affects the cities of Tucson, Oro Valley, Green Valley.

The flood advisory is also in effect for southeastern Pinal County, western Cochise County, southwestern Graham County, and Santa Cruz County. This includes the cities of Willcox, Sierra Vista, Bisbee and Nogales.

Plenty of lingering moisture to bring a chance for more scattered showers and thunderstorm development between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. from western Cochise county into central and western Pima county.

Expect some localized heavy rain in some areas.

With drier air moving in, we could also see some severe wet microbursts this afternoon from Tucson east.
Timing is everything today, and based on the storm's slow movement, there's a slight chance we could see lingering showers continue into the overnight hours.
Highs today will be the coolest of the week, with 5 to 10 degrees below average, especially west of Tucson where we are seeing the bulk of our remaining cloud cover and rain.

Ina Ronquillo

Ina Ronquillo

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Ina received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.