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Flash Flood Watch Issued for Areas in Nevada, California

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The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a flash flood watch through Friday evening for several areas of Nevada and California.

In Nevada: Southern Washoe County including Reno-Sparks, Carson City, Douglas, Storey, Mineral and Lyon Counties.

In California: Mono, Eastern Alpine and the Lake Tahoe Basin. Also, Nevada, El Dorado Counties.

NWS says slow moving thunderstorms with heavy rain will develop during the afternoon and evening hours. The areas at greatest risk for flash flooding are near small creeks and streams, urban areas and recent burn scars such as the Bison Fire in Douglas County.

It says heavy rain may also lead to rock and mudslides near steep terrain. This may impact travel along Interstate 80 and Highways 4, 50, 88, 89, 108, 120, 203 and 395.

A flash flood watch means that flooding of small streams, creeks and other drainage areas is possible within the watch area. People in the watch area should monitor weather.gov/reno for updates and be prepared for immediate action should heavy rains and flooding occur or a flash flood warning be issued.

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(The National Weather Service contributed to this report.)

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