(Thursday Sept 27, 2012).
(As of 5:30 AM MDT).
Another miss for southeastern New Mexico as far as the heavy rainfall that has been forecast so far. We will have another chance today into tonight then we will dry out on Saturday. Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms are forecast today, some of these may be heavy and produce localized flash flooding. Our chances of seeing rain today into tonight are generally in the 40% to 60% range. Our highs today are forecast to be in the low-mid 70's, with the low 80's forecast for Saturday and Sunday.
Heavy Rain Falling In West Texas.
Midland NWS GRLevel3 2.00 Doppler Radar Snapshots.
Very heavy rains are falling in the Midland/Odessa area early this morning. A Flash Flood Warning remains in effect until 7:45 AM CDT, and a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for much of west Texas for today into late tonight.
2.22" to 3.04" of rain had already fallen in the Midland area between Midnight and 6:00 AM MDT this morning, and heavy rain continues to fall. Local Emergency Management Officials in the city of Midland are asking residents to not travel in the city this morning due to the ongoing flash flooding. Numerous high water rescues have already occurred in Midland and Odessa. City Officials in Odessa are asking residents to avoid high water prone areas due to the heavy rains and flash flooding. Rainfall totals may reach 3" - 5" across parts of west Texas by tomorrow. Its possible that a few spots may even see more than this.
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