El Paso gets more than 2 inches of rain in 3 days, more in forecast

The El Paso area received more than 2 inches of rain in three days as storms blanketed the area — and more rainfall is expected into next week.

The El Paso International Airport reported more than 1.47 inches of rain Sunday with another .6 Monday and .12 inches Tuesday, National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Hefner said.

Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico also saw nearly 2 inches of rain Sunday through Tuesday.

Rain is still in the forecast for the rest of the week, the July Fourth holiday weekend and early next week, Hefner said.

El Paso-Las Cruces region remained under a flash flood watch through Wednesday night.

A flash flood watch alert by the National Weather Service said the area could see an additional half-inch to 1.5 inches of rain through Wednesday night.