...Flash Flood Watch in effect through Monday afternoon...
The National Weather Service in El Paso TX/Santa Teresa has expanded the
* Flash Flood Watch to include a portion of southwest New Mexico in Hidalgo and Grant counties. This includes the following areas...lowlands of the bootheel...southwest desert/lower Gila River valley and uplands of the bootheel.
* This evening through Monday afternoon.
* Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms capable of producing widespread moderate to heavy rainfall will occur over the affected area through Monday afternoon. Widespread rain amounts of 1 to 3 inches with isolated higher amounts will fall on already saturated soil...resulting in considerable runoff.
* Normally dry arroyos...streams...and river could be quickly filled with fast moving water...mud and debris. Low water crossings will likely become impassable. Flooding of streets... homes and businesses in low lying and flood prone areas will be possible. Some flooding could become life threatening. People living in flood prone areas should be prepared to take action if rising water is seen.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.