Meteorologists warning of more flooding in Arizona, but sunny skies in store for Havasu

October 4, 2018

Forecasters are warning of the possibility of more flooding in the Phoenix area and elsewhere in Arizona from runoff from remnants of a former tropical storm that dropped a record amount of rain in the city. In Lake Havasu City, however, residents can expect clear skies through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologists with the Las Vegas NWS office said the chance of thunderstorms in Havasu was supposed to end by Wednesday night. Sun with some clouds are expected over Havasu through Sunday, with temperatures ranging between the high 60s and upper 80s. The chance of rain returns on Sunday.

Elsewhere in the state, Hurricane Rosa’s remnants brought up to 1 inch of rain to the Phoenix area, and meteorologists were expecting flash floods on Wednesday night.

A separate flash flood warning was issued for Yavapai County east of Mohave County due to high water flow in a creek in the small community of Cornville and for a small part of the Tohono O’odham Nation’s reservation in Pima County in southern Arizona. A flash flood watch issued for much of south-central Arizona was extended through Wednesday afternoon.

The weather service said 2.35 inches (6 centimeters) of rain had been recorded at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport as of Tuesday night.