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Heavy rain could bring flash flooding to parts of southern Plains

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a slow-moving frontal system will bring heavy rainfall to parts of the southern Plains and mid-Mississippi Valley, which could result in flash flooding. The heaviest rainfall is expected across parts of northern Texas and southern Oklahoma. Some locations could see rainfall rates of up to 2 inches per hour.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Carlsbad, Cavern City Air Terminal Airport (KCNM)

Lat: 32.34°NLon: 104.26°WElev: 3294ft.

Mostly Cloudy

82°F

28°C

Humidity 53%
Wind Speed N 12 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1011.3 mb)
Dewpoint 63°F (17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index83°F (28°C)
Last update 7 Jul 3:53 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles NNW Carlsbad North NM

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.  Partly sunny, with a high near 84. North wind around 10 mph.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 84 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 66 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 93 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then isolated thunderstorms after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 95. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 95 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 93.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    High: 93 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A slight chance of showers.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 68 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 95 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. North wind around 10 mph.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 95. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 93.
Friday Night
A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 68.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 95.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 69.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 97.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 70.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 96.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles NNW Carlsbad North NM
 32.5°N 104.24°W (Elev. 3159 ft)
2:16 pm MDT Jul 7, 2015
4pm MDT Jul 7, 2015-6pm MDT Jul 14, 2015
 
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