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First Alert Weather Alert: Thunderstorms & flash flooding possible through Tuesday night

A vigorous afternoon of thunderstorms on Monday delivered significant rain to high desert and mountain locations and runoff issues here on the Valley floor. The rainfall accumulation was impressive in higher elevations surrounding the Coachella Valley and led to road closures around the low desert, including Indian Canyon Dr., Tramway Rd, and Box Canyon Rd.

A First Alert Weather Alert is in place through tonight due to increased risks for thunderstorms and possible flash flooding as with the storms we experienced yesterday.

A Flood Watch is in effect for the Coachella Valley until 10:00 p.m. due to the threat of flooding from excessive runoff.

Chances for thunderstorms continue through the week though a break is expected Wednesday and Thursday before moisture increases once again on Friday.

A Windblown Dust Advisory has been issued by the South Coast Air Quality Management District for strong winds flowing out of these thunderstorms that can lift sand and dust into the air creating reduced air quality. This is in effect until 6:00 p.m. Friday.

Subtle drying will take place on Wednesday, with dew point temperatures dropping into the 50s. Still, an active monsoon pattern will persist into the upcoming weekend.

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Patrick Evans is the News Channel 3’s morning and noon meteorologist, and Host of Eye on the Desert, and also hosts afternoon drive on CV 104.3 FM from 2 pm – 6 pm. Learn more about Patrick here.

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