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NWS issues flash flood watch for southeast New Mexico, West Texas

The National Weather Service Midland/Odessa stationed issued a flash flood watch in southeast New Mexico and West Texas Monday, as the area was predicted to see rainfall throughout the week.

“Increased widespread rain chances continue through tonight and tomorrow as well as below average temperatures,” a Facebook post from the NWS read.

“Heavy rainfall may result in localized flooding.”

The NWS said 1 to 3 inches of accumulation was possible leading to a flash flood watch as thunderstorms move through Eddy County. The flash flood warning was in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday, as NWS noted Carlsbad had 97% humidity and an 80% chance of rain.

“Thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rainfall, fusty winds, frequent lightning and flash flooding are expected across much of the area today and tonight,” a hazardous weather outlook from the NWS read.