John’s Friday Afternoon Forecast

After a cold start this morning, afternoon highs will end up a little warmer than yesterday. Despite the warm up, afternoon highs will still run about 5° – 10° below average for this time of year. More sunshine and less wind will also make today feel warmer than yesterday.

Over the weekend, a weak storm with limited moisture will cross the state. Widely scattered showers will be possible across much of the state, but the north and east will be favored for the most rainfall. Another inch or two of high elevation snowfall will also be possible over the Northern Mountains. Also expect more wind over the weekend as well.

A ridge of high pressure is still on track to set up over the state early next week. This will finally allow temperatures to recover and eventually warm to above average by Tuesday. Temps continue to warm through Wednesday and Thursday. With the ridge in place, there will also be plenty of sunshine and light winds.

Another storm will move in late next week. Models are in a bit of disagreement of when the storm arrives. One has it moving in Friday while another has it holding off until late Saturday or Sunday. When this storm arrives, another round of showers for at least northern New Mexico looks likely. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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