Slight chance for storms the rest of week

Reported by: Rudy Pearce
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Updated: 6/13/2012 11:36 pm
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We again have a chance for storms this evening and tonight although we do not expect storms to be as widespread as they were last night and into early this morning. We also do not expect activity to last well into the night like last night and this morning. Our live streaming radar is below.


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A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 11PM Central time for Lea County in New Mexico and Gaines and Dawson counties in the South Plains. At this writing storms are building across southeastern New Mexico and are generally moving to the southeast. The main concerns with any storms tonight will be large hail and strong damaging wind. Below are two graphics showing the Severe Thunderstorm Watch.

 
 
 


 
 
 


Storms should end overnight and we will start off tomorrow morning in the upper 60s and lower 70s. For the rest of the week temperatures will be similar with each day topping out in the low to mid 90s. We will have plenty of moisture in place for storm development but we won’t have much upper-level support. The dryline will be more active moving from west to east across the region but just how far east it moves still remains to be seen each day. Since we will have plenty of moisture in place we could see storms develop along the leading edge of the dryline during peak heating hours so we will keep a slight 20% chance for storms in the forecast each day through the weekend. On any given day isolated storms could become severe so this still will be a time to stay tuned in to the weather.

 
 
 


I will have another update for you tonight on the News at Nine and Matt will be back with you tomorrow morning.
-Rudy

LITTLE BEAR FIRE: Newest information I have shows 35% containment of the blaze, now estimated at more than 37,500 acres. Over 200 structures have been destroyed so far all outside of the Village of Ruidoso. There are 1,170 personnel responding to this blaze, according to the official site.

Click here - for running updates from Ruidoso.net.

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