ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A flash flood watch remains in effect Friday for much of New Mexico even as forecasters say drenching rain from recent days appears to slacking.
The watch area includes much of northern and central New Mexico, including Albuquerque.
Rain continued to fall over much of northern and western New Mexico early Friday as showers drifted northward.
Overnight rainfall amounts were generally expected to amount to seven tenths of an inch, but the National Weather Service cautions that heavier showers may fill arroyos and ditches and block low-water road crossings.
On Thursday, National Guard troops and other rescue personnel evacuated dozens of campers and residents stranded by floodwaters along the Pecos River in southeastern New Mexico. The city of Carlsbad set up P.R. Leyva Junior High School as an evacuation site.
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