Localized drenching thunderstorms will develop across New Mexico and western Texas through the end of the week.
But rain is still expected on Friday.
Tropical cyclones presented trouble around the world this week, while heavy snow fell in parts of Alaska.
Short-Range Weather forecast overview for the South Central United States
Sinkholes can be man-induced or natural, AccuWeather Meteorologist Jim Andrews said. Weather extremes such as heavy rains or drought can lead to sinkhole development.