TUESDAY: Showers continue to push north-northwest across southeast NM this morning, dropping light to moderate rain across portions of Lea, Chavez and Eddy County. For those in that area, be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get where you need to go this morning – low-lying areas, underpasses, etc. are likely to be flooded out. The rest of us can expect cool temperatures and a clear sky to kick off the day. Afternoon temperatures will be similar to what we had on Monday – expect highs to top out in the 60s, 70s and 80s (still below average for this time of year). Afternoon storms and showers will favor areas along and east of the Central Mountains. Best coverage will be found in this area, although, a few spot storms may fire over western NM as well. The Albuquerque-metro area will be favored for few spot storms (coverage still hit & miss).
FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Lea and Eddy County until 6PM Tuesday evening.
WEDNESDAY: Showers and storms are expected to stretch a bit further west compared to recent days with the best coverage still likely along and east of the central high country. Main threat with any developed storm will be the possibility of heavy rain leading to localized flooding. Areas to watch closely include recent burn scars and portions of the Southeast Plains (already hit hard by heavy rains in recent weeks). Expect high temperatures to remain below average in the 60s, 70s and 80s.