After three straight days of brutal winds near or above 50 mph we will finally get a break on Tuesday. Winds will be light but temps will be well below average in the low 60′s. The real concern tomorrow will actually be the early morning temps. Areas like the Albuquerque Valley will drop down near freezing and the Santa Fe metro area will be below freezing as well.
Temps will remain cool through most of the work week. Our best chance at showers will come Thursday as a weather disturbance drops down the back side of the exiting storm system. The best shot for showers will be over the northern mountains and east from Wednesday night-Thursday morning.
After the storm clears late Thursday our flow will shift from west to east. This will usher in a big time warm up. Highs will touch 80° in the metro by the weekend.
On another note, the long range forecast is out. With El Nino looking more and more likely the long range precip outlook is shifting.