Flash flood watch issued through Sunday


The National Weather Service in Albuquerque issued a flash flood watch for much of the state, including the Taos County area, through Saturday evening.

Since Tuesday (Sept. 27), New Mexico has been slammed with heavy rain complemented by cold termperatures and steely, churning skies. Though Taos broke no records for this week's rain, that was the case in Alcalde, according to Brian Guyer, meteorologist with Albuquerque's National Weather Service office.

This week's stormy weather is the result of a low-pressure system over the Four Corners that for several days has been drawing moister from the south and east," he said.

The flash flood watch issued shortly before noon today (Sept. 29) will remain in effect until Saturday (Sept. 30) at 6 p.m. Many rivers, arroyos and streams could be prone to flooding because of heavy localized rain, the agency warned.

Direr air should be arriving from the west and southwest Saturday evening, decreasing the risk of flash flooding and clearing the way for a largely dry Sunday.