The storm action really ramped up across eastern New Mexico today. There were various severe thunderstorm warnings for large hail throughout the east central sections of the state. That moisture will continue to stay in place throughout the day on Friday.
In fact not only will the moisture sit across the east but east winds may well push juice into the metro area fueling storms on Friday and into Saturday morning. It does look like Friday night and Saturday morning will be our best chance to see wetting and significant rain in central portions of the state.
Models continue to jump on big-time rain totals for the eastern half of New Mexico. Some models are now topping 2 inches for an overall storm total from places like Raton south toward Roswell. Not everyone will see these big-time numbers but it’s encouraging to see the chance for showers this consistent in a large area of the state.
The storm will exit the state by Monday but even Monday afternoon we could pick up some more storms in the Northeast as the storm is slow exit. Beyond that we dry out and warm up.
Here’s a look at the model projections for rain through the holiday weekend. These look in a word, fantastic!