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Flash flood watch issued for Western Nevada

Staff Reports
Dark clouds form over Jobs Peak above Carson Valley.
Kurt Hildebrand |

At one point this afternoon, both the southern and northern portions of Lake Tahoe were under a severe thunderstorm warning.

The warning for the southern part, which included parts of Alpine, El Dorado and Douglas counties quickly expired.

A similar warning for northern Lake Tahoe is expected to continue through 2 p.m., and will affect Tahoe City and Kings Beach.

A flash-flood watch is in effect for Western Nevada through 8 p.m. tonight as moisture from tropical cyclone Delores moves north.

According to a National Weather Service statement issued this morning, tropical moisture is surging into Western Nevada.

Slow-moving thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon.

The flash-flood watch affects eastern California and Western Nevada, including Carson Valley.

It’s reportedly raining on Kingsbury.

According to the Weather Service, a strong thunderstorm has been detected by radar near Stampede Reservoir, and is moving southeast toward Lake Tahoe at 5 mph with nickel sized hail and heavy rain.