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Heavy rains roll in, flash flood watch issued

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Clouds filled the valley sky in this view of the Las Vegas Strip. (Courtesy: Bryce Nicole) Clouds filled the valley sky in this view of the Las Vegas Strip. (Courtesy: Bryce Nicole)
Heavy rains drained into a wash behind a southwest neighborhood. (Photo: DJ Theil) Heavy rains drained into a wash behind a southwest neighborhood. (Photo: DJ Theil)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A flash flood watch was issued Monday for Southern Nevada. 

The valley some showers and thunderstorms popping up in and around the Las Vegas Valley all afternoon Monday.

FOX5 Meteorologist Les Krifaton said there is a good chance for more active weather Monday evening.

The National Weather Service said the watch will remain in effect until 10 p.m. 

FOX5 Meteorologist Cassandra Jones said rainfall rates in excess of one inch per hour are possible with thunderstorms. 

The flash flood watch was issued for Lake Mead, the Las Vegas Valley, northeast Clark County, southern Clark County, and the Spring Mountains-Red Rock area, as well as northwest Arizona. 

The National Weather Service advised people to monitor weather forecasts and be prepared to take immediate action if heavy rain, flooding, or flash flooding occurs. 

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