Heavy Rain Expected in Desert Southwest Monday and Tuesday

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Heavy rain is expected to soak the desert southwest to start the work week. Amounts of 1 to 2 inches or greater are possible across a large part of Arizona and the deserts of southern California Monday and Tuesday, with locally higher amounts likely. People in these areas should stay tuned to later forecasts, watches, and warnings, especially if planning to travel early in the week.
Today
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Southeast wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. South wind 5 to 11 mph becoming west in the morning. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. West wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light after midnight.