Mark’s Friday Evening Weather Report

Mark's Friday evening forecast

We have a very interesting weather weekend on the way. Westerly flow tomorrow will boost temperatures into the low 80s with mostly sunny skies. However winds will be a factor. Gusts will top 25 mph over most of the state.

The real action unfolds on Sunday. Winds will become very gusty topping 40 to 50 miles an hour across most of New Mexico. As the winds crank up a storm system will pass through the northern portion of state and into Colorado. This will lead to widespread extreme winds and the possibility of rain and mountain snow.

The focus of the rain and snow will largely be over the northern third of the state. But we could definitely see some rain showers here in the metro area late Sunday and even into Monday.

Take a look at the European model. It forecasts up to 3/4″ of liquid precipitation. This would be a huge boost for northern NM. 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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