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Streets flood as storms sweep through Vegas

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Hazy skies gave way to rain Sunday night as showers blanketed the Las Vegas valley, canceling outdoor cookouts and sending holiday revelers running for cover.

A flash flood warning was in effect for Clark County, according to the National Weather Service, which expected rains to taper off by 11 p.m.

Families on the city's southeast side reported flooding at Eastern Avenue and Windmill Parkway, and water quickly filled washes and flood channels around the city.

The rain forced officials at McCarran Airport to close one runway just before 7 p.m. Travelers were told to get updates on flight conditions at the airport's website.

Sunday's rains followed a dreary day in Las Vegas, with a dusty cloud obscuring views of the Strip and the surrounding mountains.

Link: Get The Forecast From The FOX5 Weather Team

The dust was a combination of increased humidity, stagnant air and dust kicked up in Arizona, according to FOX5 Meteorologist Ted Pretty.

Clark County's Air Quality and Environmental Management website reported moderate levels of ozone, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter in the air.

The NWS also predicted scattered showers for Independence Day.

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