John’s Tuesday Afternoon Forecast

After seeing yesterday’s showers and storms linger into this morning, expect today’s round of storms to develop later in the day. Left over cloud cover will delay daytime heating especially across the east. Expect storms to first develop across the western high terrain. However, central and eastern New Mexico will eventually see storm development by the evening hours. Some storms could last through the overnight.

Another cold front will recharge the moisture for Wednesday. In addition, a weak disturbance will move in from the north, providing lift. The combination of the two will lead to numerous showers and storms once again for Wednesday afternoon and evening. As this next front moves in, an east canyon wind will also likely develop in Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

The ridge of high pressure that has recently been sitting out of the way to the west will shift back toward the state Thursday. Most of the moisture will get pushed east of the central mountain chain. Expect only spot storms across west and central New Mexico, with the central mountain chain and eastern plains seeing more scattered storms.

That high pushes over the state for Friday and the weekend, greatly limiting storm activity. Storms will be few and far between, with the most action being over the higher terrain. With drier air in place, temperatures will heat back up. Albuquerque will return to the mid to upper 90s, while much of the south and east will make a run for 100°. 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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