- Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - A low-pressure system flooded washes and prompted forecasters to warn of possible flash flooding in parts of southern Arizona Monday. Meanwhile, the duration of a flash flood watch for the Phoenix area was shortened as the threat of heavy rainfall diminished.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning Monday afternoon for Nogales and other parts of southwestern Santa Cruz County, as well as the Santa Rita Mountains in southeastern Pima County.

A flash flood watch for south-central Arizona desert areas originally was to run through Tuesday afternoon but was shortened to run only through Monday evening as the potential for widespread heavy rain moved into eastern Arizona.

Phoenix and some suburban cities on Monday distributed either free sand or sandbag to residents, typically at fire stations.

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