Tornado watch for Eastern New Mexico
El Paso, Texas (KTSM) — And the weather coverage continues for New Mexico and the Panhandle region.
Ruidoso had a Tornado warning in Lincoln County which expired at 3:15p.m.
There is plenty of moisture in the area, but the severe storms are concentrated around eastern New Mexico and North and Western Texas.
Before I continue, I want to clarify, that El Paso, TX, is considered far west Texas, therefore, this city is not included in the severe thunderstorm watch.
We will see one more night of unsettled weather in these areas.
The scattered showers and thunderstorms in the area this afternoon will shift eastward, but a complex of storms is expected to plunge southeast out of NM and CO, bringing more storms tonight.
Tonight's activity will bring the risks of heavy rainfall, damaging winds and large hail as it moves through late tonight.
A flash flood watch is in effect until 10 am Monday. Much quieter and drier weather will follow by Monday afternoon behind an early day cold front.
A tornado watch remains in effect until 10:00 pm Sunday evening
for eastern New Mexico.
Counties included are:
Chaves, Colfax, Curry, De Baca, Guadalupe, Harding, Lincoln, Mora, Quay, Roosevelt, San Miguel,Torrance, Union.
The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a
* Severe thunderstorm warning for east central Lincoln County in central New Mexico and central Chaves County in southeast New Mexico until 400 p.m.
* At 3:00 p.m. National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing half dollar size hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph.
This storm was located near Arabela or about 37 miles northeast of Ruidoso and moving southeast at 30 mph.
Severe storms produce damaging winds and large hail. This means move indoors and
A tornado watch is also in effect, this means tornadoes can develop suddenly
from severe thunderstorms.
Keep up to date with the NWS as this severe storm passes through.