Winds pick up this afternoon as a warm southwesterly flow sets up. Afternoon highs will be well above normal as temperatures reach the mid 80s in the metro. A few storms will be possible over the higher terrain. However, there is less moisture to work with than yesterday, so dry lightning will be a concern. Combine that with the wind and warm temperatures, fire concerns will be rather high today. Red flag warnings are up for the northern half of the state, with the exception of the Northern Mountains.
Winds continue Wednesday as a storm system passes well to the north. On the back end of this storm, temperatures will cool as much as 10° for Wednesday. This will pull temperatures back to near average for this time of year. Thursday and Friday will be much quieter with more sunshine and less wind.
Another storm moves toward the state for the weekend. This storm will dive much farther south and pass through New Mexico. This will mean better chances of showers and storms across much more of the state. Temperatures will also cool again for Sunday.