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Strong storms hit Henderson, parts of Las Vegas

Rain possible this afternoon in Las Vegas valley
Rain possible this afternoon in Las Vegas valley
Posted at 12:16 PM, Aug 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-16 20:11:15-04

The Las Vegas valley is being hit by rain Thursday afternoon.

Rain has sent washes flowing in the Blue Diamond area, near Red Rock Canyon.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Anthem, Southern Highlands, Green Valley and Silverado Ranch before being canceled around 2:10 p.m. 

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the areas affected by the earlier storm through 5 p.m. and also includes Summerlin, Las Vegas, Mountain's Edge and east Las Vegas. 

A Flash Flood Warning was issued for northwestern Arizona, including areas in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, through 6 p.m.

An earlier Flash Flood Warning was issued at 11:46 a.m. for North Central San Bernardino County in southern California and south central Clark County. The warning is in effect until 3:45 p.m.

Some locations that may experience flooding include Mojave National Preserve, Mountain Pass, Mitchell Caverns, Cima, Nipton, Kelso, Mid Hills Campground and Black Canyon Equestrian Campground. CLICK HERE FOR FULL WARNING

According to National Weather Service, a slow-moving storm could produce rain at the rate of 3 inches per hour and wind gusts between 30 and 40 mph.

If it rains in the Las Vegas valley, it will most likely happen between 2 and 5 p.m.