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November 24, 2014

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Thunderstorm brings heavy rain, lots of lightning to the valley

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Ric Anderson

Rain falls at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, 9595 S. Eastern Ave., as a thunderstorm rolls through the Las Vegas Valley on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

A thunderstorm moving through the valley on Sunday evening left behind some heavy rainfall, minor flooding and a lot of lightning.

The area of central Clark County, which includes Boulder City and Henderson, experienced rainfall between one quarter and one half inch, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flood advisory until 9:30 p.m.

There have been no reports of flash flooding, but run-off from the storm may pool in the streets and in washes, according to the weather service.

The storm is expected to continue on through the northwest part of the valley, which includes Summerlin and Centennial Hills, with light rainfall and minor flooding.

Earlier today, the storm caused traffic problems in Jean and State Route 161 closed due to flooding.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue has been warning people of potential lightning strikes all evening, but they have not had to respond to any lightning-related emergencies.

The National Weather Service reports that more rainfall will be seen across the desert tomorrow, but it should not be as severe as today.

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