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Fall weather arrives in southeast New Mexico

Leonard Tapia
September 27, 2017 08:05 PM

PORTALES, N.M. -- The leaves are still green, the sky is grey and the temperature is dropping. Residents in the southeast part of the state have seen their fair share of fall-like weather these past few days.

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With that comes lots of rain.

"It was literally like three days ago where you could wear shorts and a tank top," said Jasmine Romero, who lives in Portales. "Then like one day, we woke up and we were wearing hoodies and jeans and boots. So it's just like a dramatic change in the weather."

Portales received two inches of rain this past weekend, but more is expected to fall over the next few days. Other places like Clovis also received about two inches.

Nearby, Roswell has also seen lots of rain which caused significant flooding and rain damage.

"It has been raining a lot," said Shyanne Ussery, who lives in Portales. "It's been really cold. It's not normal because usually, it's like a lot warmer around here."

As residents wait for the storm clouds to roll in again, they say rain is always a welcoming site.

"It's really good for the environment," said Devin Butler, who lives in Portales. "And since New Mexico is such a dry state, it makes it so much better and bearable."

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Leonard Tapia

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