UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm warning allowed to expire in east-central Pima county

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect in east-central Pima County until 12:30 p.m....
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect in east-central Pima County until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4.(KOLD News 13)
Published: Jul. 26, 2022 at 3:36 PM MST|Updated: Oct. 4, 2022 at 11:59 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The National Weather Service in Tucson issued a severe thunderstorm warning for east-central Pima County Tuesday, Oct. 4. The warning was allowed to expire at 12:30 p.m.

The areas that were included in the warning were Sahuarita, Green Valley, East Sahuarita and Summit.

You can download our weather app to get alerted to dangerous weather conditions. You can also check the alerts anytime by going to www.kold.com/weather/alerts

MONSOON SLIDESHOW

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FIRST ALERT FORECAST

TUESDAY: 30% chance of showers and storms. Highs in the upper 80s.

WEDNESDAY: 20% chance for a storm. Highs in the upper 80s.

THURSDAY: 30% chance for a storm. Highs in the mid-80s.

FRIDAY: 30% chance of showers and storms. Breezy. Highs in the mid-80s.

SATURDAY: 30% chance of showers and storms. Highs in the mid-80s.

SUNDAY: 20% chance for a storm. Highs in the mid-80s.

MONDAY: Sunny skies with highs in the mid-80s.

TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN

Over half of all flood-related drownings occur when vehicles and flood waters meet, according to the CDO.

Only 12 inches of rushing water is needed to push a small car off the road. About 2 feet of water can carry away most vehicles. Regardless of what you think is safe or not, even driving into shallow water is dangerous.

You simply do not know if the submerged pavement is still intact or washed away. Plus, during flash floods water levels come up quickly, washing away cars and people before they have a chance to reach higher ground.

The bottom line is it is NEVER safe to drive into a flooded roadway. Use an alternate route or simply wait for the water to recede. Here in southern Arizona, most street flooding is “flashy,” meaning it goes up and down quickly. Waiting an hour could be the difference between life and death.

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