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Thunderstorms, flooding and more for Las Vegas

Posted at 4:23 PM, Jul 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 09:40:53-04

UPDATE: Another round of storms Sunday brought more rain, hail and flooding to the Las Vegas valley.

Two flash flood warnings were issued, both for areas north of Las Vegas and into Lincoln County.

In addition, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued through 4:15 p.m. for western parts of the valley, including Summerlin.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Flash floods made a surprise appearance Saturday afternoon, wreaking havoc across town.

The National Weather Service had issued a flash flood watch through 5 a.m. Sunday. The watch included the Las Vegas valley, Lake Mead, northeast Clark County, Lincoln County and northwest Arizona. 

Based on video sent into our newsroom by viewers, the worst of what his Saturday seemed to be out west and in the south.

Rivers formed on northwest streets while neighbors retreated inside their homes and waited for the heavy rainfall to pass. The sudden storm left no time to save outdoor furniture.

In the far southwest part of town, heavy wind made for a blurry view.

The rainy weather rolled into the valley just after 3 p.m. and rolled out around 6:30 p.m.

The remnants of an Arizona dust storm darkened the sky all day, creating the illusion of rain clouds. However, as hours passed and the weather remained dry, some say they were convinced that there was no rain in the future before showers arrived.

When it comes to traffic, there were a few slide-offs and minor collisions, but nothing that caused major injuries or shut down major roads.