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Southern Arizona gets dose of heavy weekend rain

TUCSON, Ariz. — Parts of southern Arizona are in for another dose of wet
weather as monsoon season gets underway.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Tucson said the thunderstorms
were off to an early start Sunday. The latest round of storms comes after the
region was hit Saturday with heavy rain, hail and gusty winds.

More than 2 inches of rain were reported in the Catalina Mountains.

Crews with the Tucson Fire Department were also called out to rescue two
motorists who were stranded on the top of a vehicle and surrounded by rushing

Crews were dispatched Saturday evening for another rescue near Prince and
Romero streets. They could hear someone under the bridge yelling for help but
were unable to spot anyone after more than two hours of searching.


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