The weather setup this weekend, has low pressure to the west of New Mexico, and high pressure to the north. This will produce winds from the south, which will bring moisture rich air into the southern portion of the state. Here’s the rain forecast for Sunday morning:
This weather pattern could persist right through Monday. Thunderstorms could result, which will have potential rainfall rates of one to two inches per hour. Flash flooding could become an issue. Therefore, southern New Mexico is under a Flash Flood Watch through Monday.
By Monday, total rainfall accumulations could become fairly significant. Some areas could receive up to four inches of rain. The latest water vapor imagery, already shows moisture laden air streaming northward into New Mexico.
It’s a weather situation that should be monitored very closely through at least Monday.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Matt Monroe