Severe Storms May Strike Eastern N.M.

May 22, 2014

Parts of New Mexico could see possible severe storms, hail and even damaging wind as a system moves across the state.

The National Weather Service says eastern New Mexico, especially around Clovis, is under a "slight risk" for severe storms and will likely have the strongest conditions beginning Thursday. In addition, parts of central New Mexico will experience scattered thunderstorms.

The storm system is expected to continue to move across state through the weekend and could see sporadic thunderstorms all over New Mexico.

Officials fear that means drought-stricken areas may get dangerous lightning that could spark wildfires amid record dry conditions. 

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