Possibility of Unsettled Weather Exists Through Tuesday

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The National Weather Service in Albuquerque this morning provided an updated outlook regarding the possibility of unsettled weather over portions of northern and central New Mexico for this evening through Monday and Tuesday.
Overview: A pronounced increase in shower and thunderstorm activity is expected late today in northeastern New Mexico from the Sangre de Cristo mountains into the northeastern plains of the state. As an upper level disturbance pushes westward, it will spread copious amounts of moisture farther into New Mexico, and consequently potential for rainfall will increasingly spread west into the day Monday. A cooler and more moist airmass will remain in place into Tuesday, with fairly widespread shower and thunderstorm activity. 
Threats and Hazards: The potential for locally heavy rainfall will increase over the Sangre de Cristo mountains and the Northeast highlands (upper I-25 corridor) of New Mexico late this afternoon and into the overnight. This heavy rain threat will spread into much of the central mountain chain Monday morning, migrating into western New Mexico by Monday afternoon and evening. Rainfall rates of 1-and-a-half to 3 inches per hour will create potential for localized flash flooding, especially over areas recently plagued by wildfires. A Flash Flood Watch is currently in effect for the Sangre de Cristos and adjacent highlands, and this may be expanded later today.
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Weather conditions and model forecasts can change rapidly. For questions concerning the threat for flash flooding this week, call 505-244-9148.


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