John’s Monday Evening Forecast

The storm that has brought rainfall to much of the state the past several days will slowly start to exit today. Most of the showers and storms will set up over the central mountain chain and points east as the storm departs. Once again a few storms could be severe, producing locally heavy rainfall, hail, and gusty winds.

A ridge builds in for Tuesday and Wednesday. This will limit showers and storms to mainly the higher terrain. Temperatures will also heat up. Afternoon highs by Wednesday will reach near 90° in Albuquerque, and the mid 90s from east central to southeastern New Mexico.

Thursday and Friday as the ridge starts to break down, some low level moisture will find it’s way into New Mexico. Some of that moisture may even be pulled from Hurricane Amanda, currently sitting off the Mexico coast. At this point, it does appear that scattered showers and storms will be a possibility, though the coverage will not likely be as widespread as what we’ve experienced this past weekend.

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