CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — Tropical storm Newton appears to be packing less of a punch upon its arrival in the American Southwest from Mexico.
The National Weather Service in Albuquerque says western-central New Mexico is not getting the 3-4 inches of rain that forecasters initially feared would come Wednesday.
Meteorologist Kerry Jones says between 2-3 inches have fallen in Catron County’s more mountainous areas.
But other areas have only received between half to three-quarters of an inch.
Jones says flash-flood warnings could be dropped late Wednesday.
Gov. Susana Martinez, however, activated the state’s Emergency Operations Center in case of more severe storms.
Southern portions of the state were hit with heavy rains in the past two weeks.