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September 20, 2014

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With thunderstorms in forecast, flash flood watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch as thunderstorms may develop in the Las Vegas Valley.

The watch is in effect until 4 a.m. Tuesday, said Jim Harrison, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service.

The watch covers Southern Nevada, including Clark County, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Nye County.

There is a 50 to 60 percent chance of thunderstorms in the valley, and some areas could see 1 or 2 inches of rain, Harrison said.

Storms may develop in the early afternoon, meteorologist Andrew Gorelow said.

Harrison advises drivers to be alert and avoid flooded roads or washes.

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