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Flash Flood Watch in effect until 10 p.m. Sunday

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA... CENTRAL HIGHLANDS... CHUSKA MOUNTAINS... EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS... ESTANCIA VALLEY... FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS... FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS... JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY... LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY... NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS... NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER... NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS... NORTHWEST PLATEAU... RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA... SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY... SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS... SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS... SANTA FE METRO AREA... SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS... SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS... SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET... SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS... UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY... UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY... WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS... WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS... WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU AND WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

* FROM 11 AM MDT THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING

* AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH SWINGING EAST ACROSS THE AREA TODAY WILL INTERACT WITH DEEP ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE IN PLACE TO PRODUCE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL. RAINFALL RATES WILL NEAR 2 INCHES PER HOUR WITH THE STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS. STORM ACTIVITY IS EXPECTED TO PEAK THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE TAPERING OFF EARLY THIS EVENING.

* HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS MUCH OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND THE NEARBY HIGHER TERRAIN OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS HAS CREATED SENSITIVE CONDITIONS FOR FLASH FLOODING. OTHER AREAS THAT WILL BE PARTICULARLY SENSITIVE TO FLASH FLOODING INCLUDE RECENTLY BURNED FORESTS AND URBAN WATERSHEDS.

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.

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