Moisture from Hurricane Newton prompts flash flood watch in West Texas

Moisture from Hurricane Newton prompts flash flood watch in West Texas
Flash flood watch issued for western counties. (Source: KWES)
Projected path of Newton. (Source: National Hurricane Center)
Projected path of Newton. (Source: National Hurricane Center)

(KWES) - There is a new hurricane in the Pacific Ocean, which could leave behind some problems for travelers.

Hurricane Newton is currently listed as a category 1 hurricane with 75 mile per hour winds.

While West Texas isn't in the immediate path of Newton, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for several western counties of West Texas. Those counties include: Culberson, Jeff Davis, Pecos and Presidio in Texas with Lea and Eddy County in New Mexico also under the watch.

Potential rainfall could range between one to three inches, which will cause flooding of low lying areas.

The Stormtracker9 Weather Team is closely watching the path of Newton and we will keep you up to date with the very latest.

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