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Flash flood warning issued near Sun Valley

The warning will be in effect until 6 p.m. MT Wednesday.
Credit: National Weather Service
On July 28, a flash flood warning was issued for the Sun Valley area until 6 p.m. MT.

SUN VALLEY, Idaho — The National Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for parts of Blaine and Custer counties, in the Sun Valley area, after several thunderstorms bringing anticipated heavy rainfall were forecast to move through the region.

The warning was issued after doppler radar indicated that the storms were on track for the area after 2:20 p.m. MT. The flash flood warning is in effect for northwestern Blaine County and southwestern Custer County.

The thunderstorms have already produced between one and two inches of rain, according to the NWS.

Flash flooding is expected to happen soon if it isn't already underway.

The warning will be in effect until 6 p.m. MT.

The National Weather Service recommended that people turn around when encountering floodwaters. The agency also warned that most flood deaths happen in cars.

Just before noon on Wednesday, the thunderstorm was anticipated to bring half-inch hail and torrential rain to Galena Lodge and Livingston Mill, according to the Blaine County Sheriff's Office.

People in campsites were urged to find sturdy shelter until the storm passed.

Check the latest weather forecast at KTVB.COM/weather.

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