John’s Tuesday Afternoon Forecast

Our slow moving storm from the holiday weekend has left New Mexico. Behind it a ridge of high pressure builds in. Most of the state will see more sunshine and hotter temperatures for today and tomorrow. Afternoon highs will make a run for 90° in Albuquerque on Wednesday. Storm coverage will be limited to the Northern Mountains today. A few spot storms will also be possible across the southern high terrain Wednesday.

For Thursday and Friday, a southerly moisture tap will lead to a better chance of scattered showers and storms across the state. How widespread the coverage is will depend a lot on Hurricane Amanda off the Mexico coast and how much moisture can get drawn up from this storm. If the storm can drift a little farther north, closer to Baja California, then we will be closer to the moisture tap and will see better storm coverage.

Storm chances will extend into Saturday, before things dry back out late in the weekend and early next week. As more sunshine returns, temps will heat back up as well. If Albuquerque doesn’t reach 90° on Wednesday, it could very well happen as we start June Sunday and Monday. 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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