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Region under flash flood watch


Last updated 6/28/2021 at 10:57am

Heavy rains across the region aren’t expected to end anytime soon. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through Monday night for Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca counties.

“(Additional) rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches combined with slow and erratic storm motions will enhance the risk of localized flash flooding,” NWS warned on Monday morning.

Multiple locations around Clovis reported more than 1 inch of moisture on Monday. Parts of Roosevelt County reported more than 2 inches. Some near Causey reported up to 4 inches of rain on Saturday night when power outages were also reported in Dora, Causey and Milnesand due to the storms. Most of the power had been restored as of Monday morning.

Parmer and Bailey counties in Texas were also under hazardous weather advisories Monday with “thunderstorms and heavy rainfall” possible throughout the week, NWS reported.

The moisture has also brought much cooler temperatures with highs expected in the mid-70s and low-80s the rest of this week. Rainfall chances are more than 40 percent each day this week, NWS is reporting.


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