Monsoon rains to pick up, flood watch issued

Roswell flooding
Heavy rains have shattered records and flooded homes in Roswell.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for north and central New Mexico through late Wednesday.

A storm system moving out of Arizona into New Mexico could produce scattered showers and thunderstorms, officials say. Storms will likely move from the southwest to the northeast with some areas receiving two inches in an hour during the strongest moments.

The following areas could be affected by storms:

  • Far Northwest Highlands
  • Northwest Highlands
  • San Francisco River Valley
  • San Juan Mountains
  • Jemez Mountains
  • Upper Rio Grande Valley
  • Lower Chama River Valley
  • Santa Fe Metro Area
  • Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area
  • Northwest Plateau

The National Weather Service advises the public to be monitor forecasts and be prepared for heavy storms. KRQE News 13 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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