LUBBOCK, Texas — The South Plains region is expected to get some much-needed rainfall this weekend.

Widespread scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday across the area. Rain chances range from 60 to 90 percent, with the best chance Saturday night and into Sunday morning.

Locally heavy rainfall may be possible at times, which may lead to some minor flooding in spots.

The National Weather Service in Midland issued a Flood Watch through 7:00 AM CDT/6:00 AM MDT Sunday for Gaines, Dawson, Borden and Scurry County here in Texas and Lea County in New Mexico.

Severe thunderstorms are not expected over the weekend.

According to the National Weather Service in Lubbock, rainfall amounts of one to three inches will be possible, with possibly higher amounts in some locations.

The rains are coming at a time when the region is parched.

Severe to exceptional drought conditions are in place across the South Plains and the Rolling Plains, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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