NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A tornado watch and severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of New Mexico and Texas until 10 p.m. According to National Weather Service, the severe storm is capable of providing a tornado in north Torrance County.

Weather Information

A higher risk for severe weather is expected across the east Friday. Storms have developed in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains by midday, and more isolated storms will pop up along a dryline during the mid-afternoon. Storms will move eastward, and several will become severe. There is an enhanced risk in the southeast plains, where there is the highest threat for numerous severe supercells, producing large hail, damaging winds, a few tornadoes and flash flooding. This threat will be highest during the evening hours, from around 4 PM to 2 AM.