Weather Service: More rain coming

CNJ staff

In the last three days, the Clovis area has received almost 4-inches of rain, more than half the amount of total rainfall through July.

According to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, since Friday, storms in the area have produced 3.72 inches of rainfall.

Portales has received about half that with 1.81 inches.

As of the end of July, Clovis had received 7.45 inches and Portales 5.79 inches, according to the National Weather Service data.

Forecaster Brett Wachter said storm activity is expected to continue Monday as an upper-low front moves out of the area and into Texas.

“There are some storms around. They could produce some heavy rain and possibly some severe weather,” he said.

A flash flood watch remains in effect through the region in areas including Curry, Roosevelt, Quay and De Baca Counties.

By Tuesday the storms should clear, though temperatures are expected to stay below normal into Wednesday, Wachter said.