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Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for the area through Monday evening

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By The Staff

The National Weather Service issued the following weather information Monday morning:

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

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... CHUSKA MOUNTAINS... FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS... JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS... NORTHWEST PLATEAU... SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS... WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU.

* THROUGH THIS EVENING

* ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY THUNDERSTORM RAINS IS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. RAINFALL RATES COULD APPROACH 2 INCHES PER HOUR UNDER THE STRONGER STORMS.

* TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS MAY CAUSE SUDDEN WATER RISES AND THE POSSIBLE OVERFLOW OF DITCHES... ARROYOS... AND SMALL STREAMS. IN TOWN STREETS... UNDERPASSES... AND INTERSECTIONS MAY FLOOD. LOW LYING AREAS AND ADJACENT STRUCTURES WILL ALSO BE PRONE TO 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.

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... FLASH FLOOD THREAT WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF NEW MEXICO THROUGH THE EVENING...

NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO REDEVELOP OVER THE NORTHWESTERN QUARTER OF NEW MEXICO BY EARLY AFTERNOON AND WILL CONTINUE INTO THE LATE EVENING AS A VERY MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR MASS PERSISTS OVER THE FOUR CORNERS REGION. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE SLOW MOVING... AND THUS THE POTENTIAL FOR LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLASH FLOODING WILL CONTINUE FOR NORTHWEST NEW MEXICO TODAY. AREAS WHERE THE GROUND IS SATURATED FROM RECENT RAINFALL WILL BE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING.