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Flash flood watch issued for Western Nevada

Staff Reports

Dark clouds form over Jobs Peak above Carson Valley.

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.

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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.