ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Heavy rains are expected to strike the state this week thanks to remnants of Tropical Storm Odile (oh-DEEL').
The National Weather Service said severe weather from the Odile will move across most of northern and central New Mexico bringing possible flooding and thunderstorms
Flash flood watches already are in effect through Tuesday evening in parts of northern and central New Mexico along the Rio Grande and in the state's southwest mountains. Forecasters say the storms will be capable of producing 1 to 3 inches of rain during short periods, creating the threat of flash flooding.
Ortero County in southern New Mexico may see flooding Wednesday as severe weather could overtop spillways at Silver and Mescalero Lakes.
A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday.