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Flash Flood Watch in effect through Sunday evening

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FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY... JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA... SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS... SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET... SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS AND WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

* STORMS CAPABLE OF HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE A THREAT OVER WESTERN... CENTRAL... AND NORTHERN NEW MEXICO THROUGH THIS EVENING AND AGAIN TOMORROW AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE INCREASED THREAT FOR HEAVY RAIN IS DUE TO A SURGE OF MONSOON MOISTURE FROM THE SOUTHEAST AND SOUTH AS THE UPPER HIGH SHIFTS INTO NORTHWEST TEXAS.

BEST CHANCES FOR PRECIPITATION THROUGH THIS EVENING AND TOMORROW IS ACROSS THE GILA MOUNTAINS IN THE SOUTHWEST... SOUTHERN SAN JUAN... SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT SLOPES AND PLAINS. THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE... SANDIA... MANZANO AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT SLOPES AND PLAINS SHOULD ALSO RECEIVE PRECIPITATION.

* FLASH FLOODING AND DEBRIS FLOWS WILL BE A PARTICULAR THREAT ON BURN SCARS WITH RAINFALL RATES OF THIS MAGNITUDE. THIS INCLUDES THE WALLOW... MILLER... DONALDSON... WHITE... LAS CONCHAS... OSHA... PACHECO AND TRACK FIRE BURN SCARS. PERSONS ACROSS WESTERN... CENTRAL AND NORTHERN NEW MEXICO SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR LOCALIZED HEAVY RAINFALL CAPABLE OF FLASH FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.