The winds came roaring in across the state right on schedule today. Gusts have hit 50 mph across eastern NM with the metro area topping 35 mph. Winds will slowly die down through the overnight hours. We will get a one day break from the wind on Thursday with most areas topping out 10-20 mph. Mostly sunny skies will prevail as well with highs in the 70’s.
Friday looks like it will get off to a mellow start with sunny skies and light winds but by the afternoon winds will ramp up in advance of our next powerful storm system entering the state. Look for high to top our in the high 70’s.
The weekend will be dominated by very strong winds, sharply colder temps and showers. The winds will easily top 50mph at a gust with temps as much as 20° cooler. The shower possibilities will depend on the exact storm track which still needs to be nailed down. The farther south the storm drops the more widespread the rain and mountain snow will be. We should be able to fine tune who gets what tomorrow.