Sunday storms prep metro for week of rain

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – On Saturday it was the heat – on Sunday, the rain.

It came down hard in the metro. It seemed like it would rain, then quit, then rain some more.

Many times those showers were heavy.

In Downtown, the rain seemingly came out of nowhere, made for big puddles and caught a lot of people off guard.

In Nob Hill, it was the same story where the crowds were trying to stay dry. At one point, it was really coming down hard out that way.

Areas like Rio Rancho got the brunt of the storms.

Many say they’re happy to see it, though.

“Anytime we get moisture it’s good with me.” Said Ray Vaiza. “We were at a softball tournament earlier today and it rained and it was really nice. It cooled right away.”

Thomas Aggusta also enjoyed Sunday’s weather.

“Oh, I love this rain. Reminds me of back home in Chicago,” he said. “It’s great.”

Earlier in the afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for central Bernaillo and Sandoval counties.

Heavy rain and thunderstorms were moving northwest into the metro around 2:45 p.m.

Rainfall from 1/4 to 1/2 inch was expected in these areas, according to the National Weather Service. Strong flows and high water levels were also expected in arroyos, small streams and low water crossings.

This is only the beginning of upcoming storms. It’s going to be a very wet week with periods of heavy rain. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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