**Flood watch and Flood Advisory from the National Weather Service**;
At 841 AM MST, water levels remain high across the advisory area due to heavy rainfall that fell on Wednesday and overnight. Between 1.5 to 3 inches of rain has already fallen. Additional moderate to heavy rainfall is anticipated later today into tonight. Some locations that will experience flooding include...Sedona, Munds Park, Mcguireville, Village At Oak Creek, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Page Springs, Montezuma Well, Rimrock, Lake Montezuma, Cornville, Wet Beaver Creek Campground, Red Rock State Park, V Bar V Visitors Center and Clear Creek Campgrounds.This includes the following streams and drainages...Long Canyon, Russell Wash, Dry Beaver Creek, Oak Creek, Grief Hill Wash, Dry Creek, Beaver Creek, Turkey Creek, Rattlesnake Canyon, Fossil Creek, West Clear Creek, Rarick Canyon, Jacks Canyon, Walker Creek, Verde River and Spring Creek.
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
***A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.***
FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM MST THIS MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of east central Arizona, north central Arizona, and
west central Arizona, including the following areas, in east
central Arizona, Northern Gila County. In north central
Arizona, Grand Canyon Country. In west central Arizona, Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons, Yavapai County Mountains, and Yavapai County Valleys and Basins.
***A Flash Flood Watch Means That Developing Conditions May Lead To Flash Flooding Within The Watch area. People...especially those located along area creeks...rivers or other flash flood prone areas...should continue to monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take immediate action should flash flood warnings be issued.***
Rain showers increase again this afternoon and overnight. Areas along and south of the Mogollon Rim and the Grand Canyon Country will see the most rain. Some area streams and creeks are already flowing high. Additional rain will increase the likelihood of flooding